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Congregation Keter Torah

600 Roemer Ave

Teaneck, NJ 07666

(201) 907 - 0180

Shabbat Schedule
4:36pm - Candle Lighting
4:40pm - Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

7:15am & 9:00am - Shacharit 
8:30am - Parsha Shiur
Rabbi Baum on Midrash with contemporary applications
Post-Hashkama Shiur
Rabbinic Intern Binyamin Pfeiffer on "'Remove Your Shoes':
The Purpose and Significance"
9:15am - Shacharit
Minyan led by Rabbi Willig
9:15am - Youth Groups/Junior Congregation
9:15am - Teen Minyan
Dvar Torah by Rabbinic Intern Binyamin Pfeiffer
9:41am - Latest Shma
10:45am - Torah Tots
3:30pm - Salsa Shiur
At the Goldschmiedt residence, 686 Downing St., Teaneck
3:40pm - Al haTorah
Keter Torah Al haTorah Chavurah, studying Sefer Bereshit
3:40pm - Daf Yomi
4:30pm - Mincha/Seuda
Dvar Torah by George Silfen, sponsored by Bonnie & George Silfen to commemorate the yartzeit of George's grandmother, Chaya bat Moshe, z"l
5:41pm - Shabbat ends

Motzei Shabbat
6:40pm - Parent/Grandparent & Child Learning with pizza and special "Yeshiva Week" prizes, led by Rabbi Baum. To co-sponsor for the season or a night, email
Series Cosponsors
  • Racheli & Yitzy Robinzon
This Week's Cosponsors
  • Chani & Dani Kohn in honor and appreciation of their grandparents, parents and children

Mazal Tov
  • To Talia & Adam Hoenig on the birth of a son. Mazal Tov to grandparents Robin & Mark Hoenig and Etti & Chaim Schaap and to great-grandmother Naomi Schechter. The Shalom Zachar will take place tonight after 7:30pm at 702 Downing Street, Teaneck.
  • To Ellen & Stanley Stone and Ann & Ed Stark on the birth of a grandson to parents Cayley & Yoni Stone. Mazal Tov to great-grandparents Shirley & Sidney Godis, Lola Stark and Etta Schecter. The Shalom Zachar will take place tonight after 7:30pm at 24 Westgate Road, Apartment E, Teaneck.
  • To Renee & Doug Mann and Susie & Robert Katz on the engagement of their son, Joey Katz, to Rachel Fellus, daughter of Odette & Jimmy Fellus of Dix Hills, New York.
Kiddush at Minyan Led by Rabbi Willig Sponsored by
  • Chani & Dani Kohn in honor and appreciation of all those involved in the growth and success of the Minyan with Rabbi Willig.
Thank You
  • To Danya & Rabbi Aryeh Stechler, Kessia & Akiva Stechler, Talia & Issac Dayan, Devora & Yehoshua Dawidowicz, and all the grandchildren of Gail Stechler for donating a set Mishnayot in honor of Gail, in recognition of her dedication to Torah learning and the Daf Yomi.
  • To Rachel & Daniel Fischer for hosting the shiur by Rabbi Willig last Tuesday night.
  • To all CSS members who are volunteering their time to protect our Shul this Shabbat.
Keter Torah News
  • Keter Torah is hosting an event this Sunday. Parking spaces will be available for Mincha/Ma'ariv, but, if possible, please walk to Shul.
  • Allison Adler will be honored by The Frisch School on Motzei Shabbat, February 8. For information, visit
Youth News                         Youth Director: Rivki Rosenthal (
  • There will be "Get-to-know-you" Kiddushim, following the 9:00am minyan, for the following groups and their families: 
    • Pre-K - Shabbat, February 1      
    • Kindergarten - Shabbat, February 22                       
    • First & second grade girls - Shabbat, February 29

To sponsor, e-mail

Please Join Our Ongoing Shiurim
  • Motzei Shabbat at 7:30pm - Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur
  • Daf Yomi - Sunday at 7:15am; Monday through Friday at 6:30am
  • Tuesday & Thursday Torah in the AM       
        9:05am - Chavura studying Sefer Devarim
        9:45am - Masechet Rosh Hashanah, perek rishon, with Rabbi Menahem Meier
      10:50am - Studying the book of Shmuel, with Rabbi Meier (Thursday only)
  • Wednesday following the 7:15am minyan - Rabbi Baum's Tefilla shiur on, "The Siddur & Being a Mentsch In and Out of Shul." Cake and coffee will be served.
  • Wednesday at 10:30am - Yael Weil's Parshat Hashavua shiur
  • Wednesday - Studying the Siddur: A ten-minute audio class with Rabbi Willig. To sign up, e-mail
  • Friday following the 7:15am minyan - Shabbat Table Bootcamp 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 Chagigah Daf 10; to sign up, e-mail
Coming Soon
  • Shabbat, January 25 - Shiur following Mincha by Rabbi Israeli
  • Thank you to an anonymous sponsor for supporting our very successful fall Mishmar series. A six-week winter series of new shiurim, with Rabbinic Intern Binyamin Pfeiffer and Rabbi Michael Hoenig, will begin on Thursday, February 6 at 9:00pm. To sponsor, e-mail
  • Sunday, February 9, following the 8:00am minyan - Rabbi Jonathan Schachter's #Practical shiur on @Home & @Work Halachic Issues

Sivan Rahav Meir - Shabbat, February 22
  • Sivan Rahav Meir, popular media personality and lecturer, will be our guest on Shabbat, February 22. Sivan, currently serving as the World Mizrachi Shlicha to North America, works for Israel TV news, writes a column for Yediot Aharonot newspaper, and hosts a weekly radio show on Galei Zahal (Army Radio). Her lectures on the weekly Torah portion are attended by hundreds, and the live broadcast attracts thousands of listeners throughout the world. To sponsor, e-mail
Mommy & Me
  • Babies and toddlers up to nursery school age, along with their parents or caregivers, are invited to a music class with Morah Kelli on Friday mornings from 9:15-10:00am. For cost and other information, call/text Amanda Hoffman at (561)702-1477.

Weekday Minyanim
6:40am, 8:00am & 9:00am
Monday & Thursday
5:50am, 7:15am & 8:10am
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
6:00am, 7:15am & 8:10am

Mincha / Ma'ariv
Sunday through Thursday - 4:45pm
The 9:00pm Ma'ariv minyan has concluded for the season; we thank all those who participated.
Thank You to Our Learning and Shiur Sponsors

Day of Learning
In memory of
Renee & Howie Blumenfeld and
Tammi & Bennett Schachter
Tammi & Howie's father, Avraham Yosef ben Yisrael Shalom,
Alvin Blumenfeld, z"l
Chaya & Mark Goldsmith
Mark's great-grandfather, Shlomo ben Joseph, Sam Litwin, z"l, and great-grandmother, Meryl bat Moshe, 
Minna Goldschmidt, z"l
Keren & Jeremy Nussbaum
Jeremy's father, Asher ben Eliezer, Allen Nussbaum, z"l
Debbie & Joel Spier and
Sara & Howard Gruenspecht
Debbie & Howard's father, Zvi ben Dovid, 
Harry Gruenspecht, z"l
Week of Learning
In memory of
Debbie & Siggy Stein
Debbie's father, Zev ben Pinchas, William Windwehr, 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
Parent/Grandparent & Child Learning led by Rabbi Baum

Racheli & Yitzy Robinzon

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 Bootcamp 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
  • Refa'enu's peer-led mood disorder support group will meet on Tuesday, January 21, at 7:30pm at Ben Porat Yosef.
  • A Monte Carlo Night, benefitting the Hindy Weinstock Geula Chapter of Amit, will take place Motzei Shabbat, February 1, at the Baron residence in Teaneck. For information, e-mail
  • Ma'ayanot's Day of Big Ideas will take place on Sunday, February 2, from 9:30am-12:30pm. For information, e-mail
  • Rabbi Dr. Alex Mondrow will begin a four-part workshop on "Practical Parenting: Foundations and Applications" on Monday, February 3, at 9:00pm at Ohr HaTorah. For price information, e-mail
  • On Sunday, February 9, at 5:30pm at Beth Abraham, Project Ezrah will present a seminar, along with a complimentary dinner, for all newly engaged and married couples on "The Aisle: A Path Toward Financial Fidelity." Reservations required; to reserve, e-mail

Please include in your tefilot IDF soldiers and KT members serving in the IDF:
Chana Cohen, Arianna Kaye, Eli Putterman, Simmi Sausen and Tzvi Silver.

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