Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, located in Teaneck, New Jersey, is an Orthodox synagogue of approximately 800 member and affiliate families that just recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. During that period, it has been the catalyst for the development of Teaneck as one of the premier Orthodox communities in the United States, with the full variety of local Jewish establishments as well as close to a dozen other shuls in our vicinity.

Bnai Yeshurun is a classic mega-shul - but in the variety of minyanim catering to different needs and personalities, we retain the small shul feel of closeness and camaraderie.

I try to bring a passion and verve to my activities - whether through my shiurim, drashot or activism. We are extremely proud to be in the forefront of American shuls that have fought for the right of Jewish settlement throughout the land of Israel, and even prouder of the contributions we have made to Israel - Sifrei Torah donated to six different yeshivot (in Yerushalayim, Hevron, the Golan, Elon Moreh and elsewhere), children's parks, mobile gyms/shuls for the use of soldiers of the IDF, and a bus for the residents of Hevron. There are plaques adorning the walls of numerous institutions and places in Israel honoring our efforts, of all which have given us a share in the mitzva of Yishuv Eretz Yisrael.

Personally, I am a graduate of Columbia University and Cardozo School of Law, a musmach of Yeshiva Bnei Torah (under the leadership of Rav Yisrael Chait, shlit"a), and practiced law for 13 years in New York City before coming to Teaneck and Bnai Yeshurun in 1994. Despite the shul's size, I make every effort to know every member family (i.e., if they want me to know them, and they want to know me) !

We welcome all new members who share our values and aspirations, and I look forward to greeting you in Bnai Yeshurun and, together, building the Torah community of tomorrow.

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
 
 

Latest Announcements

  • Funeral & Shiva Notice - Belizon


    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of our longtime member, Dr. Yitzchak Belizon, beloved husband of Naomi, father of Avraham, Elana, and Eli.

    The funeral will take place today at 3:30 PM, at Gutterman Musicant Funeral Home in Hackensack.
    Kevura will take place in Israel, at Har Hamenuchot, at approximately 5:30 PM on Tuesday evening.
    The family will sit shiva in Yerushalayim, at 4 Berachyahu St. until 10:00 PM Tuesday evening. They can be reached there at 052-286-8679.

    Shiva will resume at the Belizon residence, 1336 Fayette Street, Teaneck, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 26.
    Minyan times are as follows:

    Shacharit, Wed: 8:30 AM
    Thurs & Sun: 8:00 AM
    Fri, Mon & Tues: 7:30 AM
    Mincha/Ma'ariv Wed - Mon: 4:20 PM

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen,
    201-837-5045 or Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Shiva Notice - Katz

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi Peysach Katz, beloved father of our member Dr, David Katz.

    Saturday night and Sunday, shiva will be observed at 888 Eton Rd., Woodmere NY.
    Shacharit on Sunday is at 8:30 AM.

    Monday and Tuesday shiva will be observed at the Katz residence, 583 Winthrop Rd., Teaneck.
    Shacharit on Monday: 6:15 AM
    Shacharit on Tuesday: 6:25 AM
    Mincha/Ma'ariv: 4:20 PM

    Wednesday shiva will be observed at 4229 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn NY.
    Shiva ends Thursday morning, Nov. 13.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen, 201-837-5045 or Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Shiva Notice - Feigenbaum

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Anna Feigenbaum, beloved mother of our members, Abe & Jackie Feigenbaum.

    The funeral took place in Israel.

    Shiva will be observed in Israel, at 12 Rechov Achimeyer, Petach Tikva, through Motza'ei Shabbat.
    Beginning Sunday morning, shiva will be observed in Teaneck, at the Feigenbaum residence, 554 Churchill Rd., through Tuesday morning, Nov. 11.

    Minyan times are as follows:
    Shacharit, Sun - 7:55 AM
    Mon & Tues - 6:55 AM
    Mincha/Ma'ariv, Sun & Mon - 4:30 PM

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen,
    201-837-5045 or Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Shiva Notice - Shub/Paley


    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Leah Shub, beloved sister of our member, Rabbi David Paley.

    The funeral took place earlier today in Michigan.
    Shiva is being observed at the Paley residence, 29 West Gate Road, Apt. 2A, Teaneck, through Tuesday morning, Nov. 4.

    Minyan times are as follows:
    Mincha/Ma'ariv, Wed - Mon 5:45 PM
    Shacharit, Thurs - Tues 7:30 AM
    Sunday 8:30 AM

    Please do not visit between 5:00 - 5:30 PM to allow the family time for dinner.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen,
    201-837-5045 or Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Funeral & Shiva Notice - Seymour Katz


    We regret to inform you of the passing of our longtime member, Seymour Katz, beloved husband of our member Edythe.

    The funeral will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21, at 10:30 AM, at Gutterman Musicant Funeral Home in Hackensack.

    Shiva will be observed at the Katz residence, 1326 Fayette Street, through Monday morning, October 27.

    Minyan times are as follows:
    Mincha/Ma'ariv, Tues - Sunday - 5:55 PM
    Shacharit, Wed - Mon - 8:00 AM

    Please do not visit between 5:00 - 5:30 PM to allow the family time for dinner.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen,
    201-837-5045 or Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

    Read More