Congregation Keter Torah

600 Roemer Ave

Teaneck, NJ 07666

(201) 907 - 0180

Shabbat Schedule


7:50pm - Candle Lighting

7:00pm - Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat

(Families who daven at the 7:00pm Mincha minyan should light candles by 7:15pm)

7:55pm - Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat

Tonight Omer 28







7:15am - Shacharit  

8:30am - Parsha Shiur

Mindy Schwartz Zolty

9:00am - Shacharit

Bar Mitzvah of Mayer Lerer

Post-Hashkama Shiur

Rabbi Yoni Berlin, Head of School at Amit Gwen Straus Junior and Senior High School for Boys in Kfar Batya, Ra'anana, on "The Mitzvah of Kiddush Hashem- A Big Mitzvah in a Hidden Place"

9:14am - Latest Shma

9:15am - Shacharit

Minyan led by Rabbi Willig

9:15am - Teen Minyan

Divrei Torah by Rabbi Willig and Mindy Schwartz Zolty

9:15am - Youth Groups / Junior Congregation

10:45am - Torah Tots






5:15pm (Special time) - Parent/Grandparent & Child learning with Rabbi Baum - Bring your children for an hour of learning what you choose, along with Divrei Torah and prizes, including sefarim, L.O.L. Surprise!, Beyblades, Avengers toys and games, and sports jerseys; snacks will be served.

Thank you to

  • Erika & Shneur Gershuni for sponsoring the learning this season, in honor of the Torah legacy for which their grandparents fought so hard
  • The Einhorn family for sponsoring the learning this week, in honor of Jake Einhorn's second birthday

5:40pm - Salsa Shiur

Studying Masechet Kiddushin, at the Schreiber residence, 494 Winthrop Road, Teaneck

5:55pm - Al haTorah

Keter Torah Al haTorah Chavurah, studying Sefer Bereshit

6:45pm - Shiur

Rabbi Mark Wildes of Manhattan Jewish Experience on "Positive and Treacherous Trends in American Judaism: Singles and Families"

6:55pm - Daf Yomi

7:45pm - Mincha / Seuda

Siyum led by Jay Shiner, sponsored by members of the Daf Hashavua group in honor of the completion of Masechet Megillah

8:58pm - Shabbat ends

Tonight Omer 29



Mazal Tov

  • To Sarah & Daniel Lerer on the bar mitzvah of their son, Mayer. Mazal Tov to grandparents Chani & Norman Schmutter and Debbie & Sol Lerer and to great-grandparents Eva Laub Kunstler and Irene & Kalman Talansky.
  • To Marge & Dan Fried on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Leah, to Tzfanya Korach, son of Mazal Korach.
  • To Chava & Ephraim Casper on the birth of a grandson, to parents Caroline & Noam Casper.
  • To Shari & Nathan J. Lindenbaum, Guests of Honor at the Sharsheret Luncheon this Sunday.
  • To the Daf Hashavua group on their completion of Masechet Megillah, and their beginning Masechet Moed Katan.


Hashkama Minyan Kiddush Sponsored by

  • Chava & Ephraim Casper in honor of the birth of their grandson.


Kiddush at Minyan Led by Rabbi Willig Sponsored by

  • An anonymous sponsor in honor of Rabbi Baum, Rabbi Willig, and Howard for working so hard to get the minyan up and running, and for keeping the machine well oiled.


Teen Minyan Kiddush Sponsored by

  • Yaffa & Neil Bromberg in honor of Adam laining his bar mitzvah parsha.
  • Jennie & Reuven Mohl in honor of Nate laining his bar mitzvah parsha.


Thank You

  • To the many Keter Torah families planning to go to the NORPAC Mission to Washington this Tuesday; buses will leave from Ahavath Torah in Englewood.
  • To all CSS members who are volunteering their time to protect our Shul this Shabbat.



  • To all participants in the Manhattan Jewish Experience Shabbaton.
  • 10:30am - Rabbi Wildes will speak at Beth Abraham on "Who will Carry the Torch? Confronting Assimilation & Intermarriage"
  • 5:00pm - "Ask the Rabbi" session with Rabbi Baum, Rabbi Neuberger and Rabbi Wildes, at 503 Winthrop Road, Teaneck
  • Thank you to Chani Perlman for coordinating the MJE Shabbaton, and to Robyn & Shukie Grossman, Batya & Nachman Paul, Jennifer & Erik Schetina, and Joy & Barry Sklar for opening their homes and inviting MJE to spend this special Shabbat with them.


Rosh Chodesh Chizuk Shiur for Women - This Tuesday

·   Reva Judas of Nechama Comfort will give a Rosh Chodesh Chizuk shiur this Tuesday, May 21, at 8:30pm on "Finding and Giving Comfort: Moving Through the Trauma of Infant and Pregnancy Loss." The shiur is sponsored by Gila & Dovid Zelig, in memory of Gila's mother, Freida bat Noach & Grunia, Florence Shai Schwartz, z"l.


Shiurim by Rabbi Steven Weil - Next Shabbat, May 25

  • 6:50pm - "The Tragic but Fascinating History of Sephardic Jewry"
  • At Seuda Shlishit, following Mincha at 7:50pm - "The Establishment of Sephardic Communities Across the Globe"



We are planning hot dairy Kiddushim for Monday, June 10, the second day of Shavuot, following the Hashkama and 9:00am minyanim. To co-sponsor, e-mail and include any occasion you would like to have recognized in the Shavuot Notes.




Youth News                   Youth Director: Rivki Rosenthal (

  • A community-wide Teen Minyan and siyum, commemorating the first yartzeit of Rabbi David Kaminetsky, z"l, will take place on Shabbat, June 1, at Bnai Yeshurun. Teens wishing to participate in the siyum on the entire Chumash with Rashi, should sign up at Siyum sign-up. Sponsorship opportunities are available; for more information, contact Eliezer at


ATARA News   

Presidium: Yael Rudolph ( & Ricki Scharf (


  • The Spring Tea, acknowledging the contributions of Arlene Shiner and Chaya Weisberg to ATARA, will be held on Shabbat, June 1. Guest speaker Shera Dubitsky, MEd, MA, will speak on "Claiming Your Inheritance by Tapping into Your Potential;" to register, visit





Weekday Minyanim



6:40am, 8:00am & 9:00am

Monday & Thursday

(Lag Ba'Omer)

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

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

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







Mincha / Ma'ariv

Sunday through Thursday - 7:55pm



Keter Torah News

  • On Wednesday, June 5, Professor Daniel Rynhold will be honored at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies Dinner. For information, visit


Please Join This Week's Shiurim

  • Motzei Shabbat at 10:30pm - Rabbi Reisman's Navi shiur
  • Daf Yomi - Sunday at 7:15am; Monday through Friday at 6:30am
  • Sunday following the 8:00am minyan until 9:15am - Breakfast & Learn with Rabbi Baum
  • Sunday following the 8:00am minyan - Rabbi Weiss on "Shabbat and Kibbud Av V'Em"
  • Tuesday & Thursday Torah in the AM 

         9:05am - Chavura          

         9:45am - Masechet Shabbat, Chapter 7, with Rabbi Menahem Meier

         10:50am - Halakha and thought in Rambam's Mishneh Torah, with Rabbi Meier (Thursday only)

  • Wednesday following the 7:15am minyan - Tefilla shiur with Rabbi Willig; cake and coffee will be served
  • Wednesday at 10:15am - Yael Weil's Parshat Hashavua shiur
  • Wednesday - Studying the Siddur: A ten-minute audio class with Rabbi Willig. To sign up, e-mail
  • Thursday at 9:00pm - Mishmar with Rabbinic Intern Akiva Rosenzveig
  • 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 - Learning begins on Sunday, with the shiur shared on Thursday, this week studying Masechet Moed Katan Daf 3; to sign up, e-mail


Thank You to Our Learning and Shiur Sponsors


Day of Learning

In memory of

Gad & Michal Cohen

Gad's grandmother, Deena bat Nisan, z"l

Rella Feldman & family

The 32nd yartzeit of Rella's father, Aharon Yitzchak ben Tzvi & Esther,Isak Levenstein, z"l

Heidi & Alan Fuchs

Alan's father, Dov Ber ben Eliyahu, Doav Fuchs, z"l

Brenda & Mark Gardenswartz

Brenda's father, Zev ben Avraham, William Feit, z"l

Aviva & Lee Gorin

Lee's father, HaRav Sholom Fishel ben Rav Yisroel, 

Rabbi Fred Gorin, z"l

Charles Kleiner & family

Charles's father, Zev ben Yehoshua, William Kleiner, z"l

Daf Yomi

In honor of

Coffee & pastries sponsored anonymously

The Daf Yomi Chaburah and the Keter Torah Chesed Committee

Keter Torah Al haTorah Chavurah

In memory of

Rabbi Meier Brueckheimer and family

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

  • A Shabbat morning beginner's service will take place this Shabbat, from 10:00-11:15am at the Jewish Center of Teaneck. For information, e-mail
  • The Amit Teaneck Chapter Spring Tea, featuring speaker Rabbi Yoni Berlin, will take place this Shabbat, at 5:00pm at 544 Rutland Avenue, Teaneck. For information, e-mail
  • The Jerusalem Institute for the Blind will host a Seuda Shlishit this Shabbat, at 8:10pm at Bnai Yeshurun.
  • Rabbi Sason Gabay will speak at Beth Aaron on Sunday, May 12, at 9:00am.
  • A kidney donation awareness event will take place on Sunday, May 19, from 10:00-11:00am at Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County. For information, e-mail .
  • The Yavneh Academy 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, May 19. For information, visit
  • On Sunday, May 19th, from 7:00-9:00pm, Project Ezrah will present an Israeli and Judaica art show and sale, featuring artist Edward Ben Avram, at the home of Becky & Avi Katz, 553 Winthrop Road, Teaneck; a portion of the proceeds with benefit Project Ezrah. Contact Jennie Mohl at 917-573-7074 for more information.
  • A Bikur Cholim of Bergen County event will take place on Sunday, May 19, at 8:00pm at Keter Torah. For information, e-mail
  • On Mondays & Wednesdays, the Beit Midrash of Teaneck is sponsoring classes for men at Heichal HaTorah:

        9:15am - Seder                                        

        10:00am - Rabbi Ronen Dvash on Gemara Brachot

        11:00am - Shiur by Rabbi Moshe Bamberger    

        12:00pm - Shiur by Rabbi Hayyim Angel

  • Alex Mondrow will speak at Yeshivat Noam on Tuesday, May 21, at 9:30am.
  • Refa'enu's peer-led mood disorder support group will meet Tuesday, May 21, at 7:30pm at Ben Porat Yosef.
  • A Kushner Yeshiva High School informational meeting for parents of incoming eighth graders will take place on Thursday, May 30, at 8:00pm at the Hershenov residence, 50 Surrey Lane, Bergenfield.


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, Arianna Kaye, Naftali Lieber, 
Eli Putterman, Simmi Sausen and Tzvi Silver.

Shabbat Shalom           -           Parshat Kedoshim           -           May 10 - 11, / 6 Iyar

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