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 Our Rabbinic Staff

Rabbi - Rabbi Ari Zahtz

Rabbi Ari Zahtz has served as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck for the past nine years. He cofounded  i-shine Teaneck in 2012 and more recently Project Ometz. Rabbi Zahtz also serves as a faculty member at RIETS and as Assistant Director of the Yeshiva Masmidim Honors Program at YU. In these capacities he delivers shiurim on a variety of topics ranging from gemara to halacha to mussar. After attending KBY for two years, Rabbi Zahtz received a BA from Yeshiva College, with a major in psychology and subsequently both Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin semicha from RIETS where he was a member of the Katz Kollel, the Wexner Kollel Elyon and the Kolle l'hora'ah.

In 2019 Rabbi Zahtz was promoted to Associate Rabbi of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun.

Assistant Rabbi - Rabbi Yosef Weinberger

Rabbi Yosef Weinberger graduated from Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business in 2013. He received a BS in Accounting and subsequently completed the CPA examination. Upon graduation, he earned semicha from RIETS, as part of the Wexner Semicha Honors Program, and is currently working toward a Master’s from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. He is also a Rebbe at The Frisch School.

Rabbi Emeritus - Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

Rabbi Pruzansky became the Mara D'atra of Bnai Yeshurun in August, 1994. Previously, Rabbi Pruzansky was the spiritual leader of Congregation Etz Chaim in Kew Gardens Hills, New York for nine years. While in New York, he served a two-year term as President of the Vaad Harabonim (Rabbinical Board) of Queens.

Rabbi Pruzansky graduated from Columbia University in 1978 with a B.A. in history, and received a Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in 1981. He practiced law for 13 years as a general practitioner and litigator in New York City until assuming the pulpit at Bnai Yeshurun. He is a member of the New York and Federal Bars, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Rabbi Pruzansky studied in yeshivot in Israel and the United States, and was ordained at Yeshiva Bnei Torah of Far Rockaway, New York under the guidance of Rabbi Yisrael Chait, shlit”a.

In July 2020 Rabbi Pruzansky ended his tenure as Mara D'atra at Bnai Yeshurun after 26 years and assumed the title of Rabbi Emeritus. Rabbi Pruzansky fulfilled his life-long dream of aliyah along with his wife Karen and now happily resides in Modiin, Israel.

Director of Teen Programming - Rabbi Jonathan Schachter

Rabbi Schachter has been blessed to be part of Bnai Yeshurun his entire life. He grew up in Teaneck, davening at CBY, and for the last decade, he & his wife Aliza and have been running the shul's teen program. Rabbi Schachter also teaches at YU in the SBMP program, since 2015, and at The Frisch School, since 2002.

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