Remember to light Chanukah candles before Shabbat candles.
At least one candle and the shamash should burn until 5:45pm.
Please be safe and do not leave candles unattended.
Shabbat Schedule
3:00pm - Mincha           
4:09pm - Candle lighting
4:15pm - Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat
All children in Shul on Friday night will receive a special Chanukah treat from Rabbi Baum.
7:45pm - Teen Oneg at the home of Rachel & Eliezer Gross, 22 Lee Place, Bergenfield

7:15am & 9:00am - Shacharit

8:30am - Parsha Shiur
Rabbi Baum on Midrash with contemporary applications
Post-Hashkama Shiur
Rabbi Weiss on "The Harmony of Rosh Chodesh Tevet and Chanukah"
9:15am - Shacharit
Led by Rabbi Simcha Willig
9:15am - Youth Groups / Teen Minyan / Junior Congregation
9:27am - Latest Shma
10:45am - Torah Tots
3:00pm - Salsa Shiur
At the Hochsztein residence, 32 Hampton Court, Bergenfield
3:00pm - Daf Yomi

Rabbi Weil
3:10pm - Al haPerek
Matan Keter Torah Al haPerek Chavurah, studying Sefer Mishlei
4:00pm - Mincha / Shiur
Shiur following Mincha by Rabbi Noah Gardenswartz on "Ner Ish U'Beiso: Why is Mitzvat Ner Chanukah different than all other Mitzvot?"
5:14pm - Shabbat ends

Motzei Shabbat
6:30pm (special time) - Parent / Grandparent & Child Learning with Akiva Rosenzveig 
                                     Jelly doughnuts, latkes, pizza & Chanukah treats
7:30pm - Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur
Make havdalah at home before lighting Chanukah candles.
Mazal Tov
  • To Erica & Jerry Silverman on the engagement of their daughter, Miriam, to Gary Baker, son of Jana & Bobby Baker of Newton, Massachusetts.
  • To Rella Feldman & Curtiss Pulitzer on the bar mitzvah of their grandson, Isak Lev Agus, in Israel. Mazal Tov to parents Estie & Elizur Agus.
  • To Beverly & Ari Kellen on the birth of a grandson, to parents Ros & Brad Stanger.
  • To Bennett Schachter on receiving the inaugural Service Award the YU Shield at Yeshiva University's Chanukah Dinner this Sunday.

Minyan led by Rabbi Willig Kiddush Sponsored by
·   Amanda & Avi Hoffman in honor of the birth of their daughter, Hannah.
·   Chani & Dani Kohn in honor of the birth of their daughter, Serena.

There will be kiddushim in honor of Chanukah following the Hashkama, Main Sanctuary, and Teen minyanim.

New Chumashim
  • Thank you to the following families for their donation of a significant number of new ArtScroll Chumashim:
Isaac Edell & Family
Gitty & Sammy Eisner
Nina & Gavriel Feld
Amanda & Avi Hoffman
Janine & Max Klein
Laura & David Leitman
Simi & Sralli Schwartz
Elissa & Steven Seltzer
Chedva & Aaron Weingarten
Aliza & Shloimie Zeffren

Nichum Aveilim
  • To Linda Shmidman on the passing of her beloved father, Bernard Stern, z"l.

Thank You
  • To Rabbi Meier Brueckheimer for supplying the oil for the Keter Torah menorah in memory of his beloved wife, Helen Brueckheimer, z"l.
  • To all who came to the Chanukah Cake Wars event Tuesday night, and to committee members, Aviva & Avi Cohen, Ronit Himmelfarb, Avi Hoffman and Max Klein.
  • To all donors who participated in last Sunday's very successful blood drive.
  • To all CSS members who are volunteering their time to protect our Shul this Shabbat.
Friday Night Oneg led by Rabbi Simcha Willig - December 14 at the Joseph Residence
  • Please join us Friday night, December 14, at 7:00pm, for a Friday night Oneg at the home of Pamela & Shua Joseph, 1117 Allessandrini Avenue, New Milford. For more information, contact Shua Joseph at or Joseph Westreich at
Rosh Chodesh Chizuk - Sunday, December 16, with Rochel Goldbaum
  • On Sunday, December 16, at 8:30pm, Rochel Goldbaum, renowned speaker on the topics of marital harmony, parenting and self-development, will speak at the Keter Torah Rosh Chodesh Chizuk class for women on "Inner Royalty: The Power of You." For information, e-mail Mindy Schwartz Zolty at or Jackie Demby at

Coming Soon
  • Shabbat, December 15 - Shiur following Mincha by Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky
  • Shabbat, December 22 - Minyan led by Rabbi Simcha Willig
  • Shabbat, December 22 - Shiur following Mincha by Rabbi Jesse Horn
  • Shabbat, December 28-29 - Kabbalat Shabbat & Musaf davening, Friday night Oneg, and song-filled Seuda Shlishit with Shimon Craimer

Keter Torah News
  • On Motzei Shabbat, December 15, Dalia & Ed Stelzer will be honored at the Project Ezrah Dinner. Robert Hoenig, Executive Director of Project Ezrah, will speak briefly about the organization and the dinner after all minyanim this Shabbat; for information, visit
  • Friends of Bruce Weinrib, z"l, are organizing a Keter Torah siddur campaign. For information, e-mail
  • Save the Date: Keter Torah is organizing a trip to Eastern Europe, July 21-28, 2019, hosted by Rabbi Steven Weil. Rabbi Avraham Krieger, Director of the Shem Olam Institute of Holocaust Studies, will serve as Resident Historian. Space is limited; for additional information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Howard ( or Rabbi Steven Weil (

Youth News
Youth Director: Rivki Rosenthal (
·   The KTYD will be giving out a special Chanukah treat in groups this Shabbat. Hope to see you all there!
·   All are invited to a Chanukah puppet show this Sunday, December 9, from 10:00-11:00am at Keter Torah. For this event, entry through the rear of the Shul will be restricted, in order to better monitor access to the building. Reservations not required; for questions, e-mail
·   "Get-To-Know-You" Kiddushim, following the 9:00am minyan, for the following groups and their families:
December 15 - Kindergarten
December 22 - 1st & 2nd grade boys
December 29 - 1st & 2nd grade girls
To sponsor, e-mail
·   All teens in grades 7-12 are invited to a fun evening of Escape the Room on Motzei Shabbat, December 29, from 7:00-8:30pm at 157A Main Street, Hackensack. For reservations and cost information, e-mail Mindy Schwartz Zolty at or Rivki at

ATARA News    Presidium: Yael Rudolph ( & Arlene Shiner (
  • To donate a siddur or chumash in honor or in memory of someone, contact Wendy Shindler at
  • To celebrate your child's birthday with our Birthday Maaser program, e-mail Michelle Frohlich at

Please Join Our Ongoing Shiurim
  • Daf Yomi - Sunday 7:15am; Monday through Friday at 6:30am
  • No Breakfast & Learn this week
  • Sunday following the 8:00am minyan - Rabbi Weiss's Contemporary Halacha Series. This week's topic: "A Chanukah Idea: The Forest and The Trees."
  • Tuesday & Thursday Torah in the AM 
9:05am - Chavura studying Sefer Bamidbar
9:45am - Gemara Makot, chapter 3, with Avi Katz
10:50am - Halakha and thought in Rambam's Mishneh Torah, with Rabbi Menahem Meier (Thursday only)
  • Wednesday following the 7:15am minyan - Rabbi Baum's shiur on Tefilla; cake and coffee will be served
  • Wednesday at 10:15am - Yael Weil's Parshat Hashavua shiur
  • Wednesday - Studying the Siddur: what we say and why we say it, a ten-minute audio class with Rabbi Simcha Willig. To sign up, e-mail
  • Wednesday at 7:00pm - Matan Bat Mitzvah class with Debbie Baum
  • Thursday at 9:00pm - Mishmar led by Rabbinic Intern Akiva Rosenzveig and shiur by Rabbi Weiss
  • Friday following the 7:15am minyan - Shabbat Table Boot Camp with Rabbi Baum. Audio of the shiur will be sent to subscribers via email or WhatsApp. To sign up, e-mail
  • Daf a Week Project with Rabbi Baum - This week studying Masechet Megillah Daf 11; to sign up, e-mail

Weekday Minyanim
6:15am, 8:00am & 9:00am
5:45am, 7:05am & 8:10am
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

6:00am, 7:15am & 8:10am
5:50am, 7:15am & 8:10am

Mincha / Ma'ariv
Sunday through Thursday - 4:15pm
Thank You to Our Learning and Shiur Sponsors

Day of Learning
In memory of
Ossi & Sam Abraham
Sam's mother, Esther bat Yehoshua, Esther Abraham, z"l
Laurie Baumel & Many Litchman
Manny's father, Josef ben Ze'ev,  Joseph Litchman, z"l
Vivi & Steve Furer
Steve's father, Yechezkel ben Shai Koppel, Charles Furer, z"l
Laurie & Gary Herhenov
Laurie's grandfather, Dov ben Israel, Dov Woletsky, z"l
Judy & Jay Hochsztein
Jay's brother, HaRav Yisroel Shlomo ben HaRav Kalman Chaim,
Ira Steven Hochsztein, z"l
Susan & Morris Kalichman
Morris's father, Yosef ben Moshe, Joseph Kalichman, z"l
Sarah & Steven Schleifer
Sarah's father, HaRav Eliyahu Ya'akov ben Mordechai Yosef,
Rabbi Jacob Rosenberg, z"l
Daf Yomi
In honor of
Coffee & pastries sponsored anonymously
The Daf Yomi Chaburah and the Keter Torah Chesed Committee
Matan Keter Torah Al haPerek Chavurah
In memory of
Rabbi Meier Brueckheimer and family and the chavurah participants
Helen Brueckheimer, z"l
Rabbi Weiss's Halacha Series
In honor of
Terry & Dennis Eisenberg
Terry & Dennis's children and grandchildren
Rabbi Baum's Tefilla Shiur

Shiur, coffee and pastries by
Lazy Bean Café

Yael Weil's Parshat Hashavua Shiur
In memory of
Shiur by Gail & Binyamin Rieder
Alisa Flatow, z"l, HY"D
Coffee by Susan & Daniel Turk
Susan's mother, Pesya bat Chaim Yehuda, Pearl Berger Melnick, z"l
Shabbat Table Boot Camp with Rabbi Baum
In memory of
Elana & Marc Rothenberg and Rachel Feiner
Elana and Rachel's father, Azriel ben Yaacov Feiner, z"l
Community News
  • With shevach and hoda'ah to Hakodosh Baruch Hu for all His kindness, and with gratitude to the community, Esther & Jerry Friedman invite all to a tisch this Friday, at 8:00pm at Bnai Yeshurun.
  • Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, co-founder of Nefesh B'Nefesh, will speak at the Jewish Center of Teaneck on Tuesday, December 11, at 7:00pm, on behalf of the Jewish National Fund. For price information and to RSVP, call Buzzy Green at 201-928-0840.
  • Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz will speak at The Frisch School on Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30pm.
  • The Mizrachi Religious Zionists of America Convention will take place on Sunday, December 16, at Keter Torah. For information, visit
  • The Ohr Torah Stone Dinner, featuring the investiture of Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander as President and Rosh HaYeshiva, will take place on Wednesday, December 19. For information, visit

Please include in your tefilot for refuah shlema: Aharon Meir ben Yael Miriam.

Please include in your tefilot IDF soldiers and KT members serving in the IDF:
Keren Agus, Akiva Gold, Naftali Lieber, 
Eli Putterman, Jonathan Seidel and Tzvi Silver.

Shabbat Notes    -    Parshat Miketz    -    Rosh Chodesh    -    Chanukah    -    December 7 -  8, 2018 / 30 Kislev

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Teaneck, NJ 07666

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