Congregation Keter Torah

600 Roemer Ave

Teaneck, NJ 07666

(201) 907 - 0180

To join the Keter Torah WhatsApp group, click here or email to get the link.
To follow us on Instagram, find us @ketertorah

Recordings of Keter Torah shiurim / lectures from this week

Please see the youth Shabbat packet, which we have been e-mailing separately every Friday.

Shabbat Schedule for Home
6:43pm - Plag HaMincha        Those accepting Shabbat at Plag HaMincha must complete Mincha
before 6:43pm and can daven Ma'ariv after 6:43pm
7:00pm - Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat
(Families who daven Mincha at 7:00pm should light candles by 7:15pm)
7:55pm - Candle Lighting
8:00pm - Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat
  • The bracha "Me'ein sheva" (including Magen Avot) is omitted when davening alone; Vayichulu is said, followed by Aleinu
Tonight Omer 44 - Sefirat HaOmer after 8:14pm
Shacharit - You may want to daven Shacharit at the same time that you typically do on Shabbat, or say the Amida of Shacharit at Netz, which is 5:31am
Downloads from ArtScroll
Torah reading: Parshat Bamidbar and the Haftorah is "Machar Chodesh" (Samuel 1 20: 18-42)
9:12am - Latest Shma
  • Brich Shmei is not recited when davening alone
  • Only the first paragraph of Yikum Purkan is recited when davening alone
  • Birchat HaChodesh is said; Rosh Chodesh Sivan is on Sunday
  • The Molad for Chodesh Sivan will be on Friday morning at 42 minutes and 13 chalokim after 11
  • Rosh Chodesh Sivan yi'hi'yeh l'machar bayom HaRishon haba aleinu v'al kol Yisrael l'tova
  • Av Harachamim is said during the Omer even on Shabbat Mevarchim
1:30pm - Earliest Mincha
  • Sixth perek of Pirke Avot. Pirke Avot is found in the Siddur after Mincha of Shabbat afternoon.
8:15pm - Sunset (Finish Mincha before sunset at 8:15pm)
8:58pm - Ma'ariv
9:04pm - Shabbat ends
Tonight Omer 45
Mazal Tov
  • To Michal & Gad Cohen on the bar mitzvah of their son, Eli. Mazal Tov to grandmother Gila Cohen and great-grandmother Channa Stern.
  • To Chava & Ephraim Casper and Chani & Shimie Klein on the bar mitzvah of their grandson, Isaac Casper. Mazal Tov to parents Miriam & Binyamin Casper and to great-grandparents Bella & Antschul Klein and Sara Leifer.
  • To Evy & Shimmy Stein on the upcoming marriage of their son, Ari, to Pasha Gol, daughter of Jane & Ishaia Gol of Manhattan.
  • To Rachel & Alan Kaminetzky on the occasion of their son, Reuben, putting on tefillin for the first time.
  • To the Daf Hashavua group on their completion of Masechet Chagiga, and their beginning Masechet Yevamot.

Nichum Aveilim
  • To Donny Baitner on the passing of his beloved father, Sam Baitner, z"l.

Tikun Leil Erev Shavuot via Zoom  - Wednesday, May 27
8:00pm - Yizkor led by Rabbi Baum and Eric Kuperman Click here to fulfill Yizkor pledges

9:00-9:50pm - Shiur by Yael Weil on Megillat Rut

10:00-10:50pm - Shiur by Rabbi Baum on 10 for 10 @10pm: 10 Must Know Insights about the 10 Commandments

Getting Ready For Shavuot via Zoom
Monday, May 25 at 8:30pm - Shiur by Rabbi Israeli for adults and teens on
"Water, Fire, and Sports: How Chazal Connect our Lives with Torah"

Tuesday, May 26, at 3:00pm - Keter Torah Weekly Afternoon Lecture Series presents Marian Stoltz-Loike, PhD, Vice-President & Dean of Lander College for Women, who will speak on "Naomi:  Riches to Rags or Rags to Riches? Megillat Rut."

Tuesday, May 26 at 8:30pm - Shiur by Rabbi Willig 

Coming soon: Selected classic tunes from Hallel performed by the Silverman and Kuperman families to listen to before Yom Tov.

Pirkei Avot Pieces
  • Rabbi Willig & Rabbi Israeli, with guest appearance by Rabbi Baum, through Thursday: daily, short selections from Pirkei Avot. Please join the Pirkei Avot Pieces WhatsApp group by clicking here.

Rabbi Baum and Friends Monthly Book Club
  • We will meet via Zoom on Sunday, May 31 to discuss "Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel's Soul" by Daniel Gordis.

Guidelines for Sunday through Wednesday, May 24-27
  • Rosh Chodesh is on Motzei Shabbat and Sunday
  • Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Sivan: We recite Ya'aleh v'Yavo in Shemoneh Esrei; half-Hallel; Musaf for Rosh Chodesh. We do not recite Tachanun from Rosh Chodesh Sivan until after the 12th of Sivan.
Mincha: Earliest time to daven Mincha - 1:30pm

Sunset: Finish davening Mincha before sunset
Sunday - 8:16pm   Monday - 8:17pm   Tuesday - 8:17pm    Wednesday - 8:18pm  

Ma'ariv: Daven Ma'ariv and count the Omer after sunset
Daf Hashavua - Starting New Masechta this Week
Daf a Week Project with Rabbi Baum - Learning begins on Sunday, with the shiur shared on Thursday, this week starting Masechet Yevamot Daf 2; to sign up, e-mail

●  Find out which local restaurants are open and whether they are providing delivery/pick-up service. This information will be updated constantly. For any questions, please contact
Youth News                            Youth Director: Rivki Rosenthal (
  • Rabbi Baum will join the Teen Minyan siyum of Mishnayot Seder Nezikin on Sunday, May 31, at 8:00pm via Zoom. To sign up to participate in the learning, please click here.


Please Join Our Ongoing Shiurim
Motzei Shabbat at 9:20pm with Rabbi Weil
Sunday and Monday at 7:15am
Tuesday through Thursday at 7:00am
Daf Yomi
Dial in: +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 960 963 996 Password: 001122
Motzei Shabbat
May 23

Navi Shiur with Rabbi Reisman - click here:  R' Reisman's shiur for Motzei Shabbos Bamidbar - Video
Sunday at 10:00am
May 24

Monday through Thursday
Pirkei Avot Pieces

Pirkei Avot PiecesClick here to join the Daily shiur on Pirkei Avot by Rabbi Willig, Rabbi Israeli and Rabbi Baum via WhatsApp.
Monday at 7:30pm
May 25

Meeting ID: 834 3367 1535 Password: 7145627
Tuesday at 9:15am
May 26

Torah in the AM with Rabbi Menahem Meier 
via Zoom or +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 646 176 156
Wednesday via WhatsApp & Email
May 28

Studying the Siddur: A ten-minute audio class with Rabbi Willig. To receive the shiur via WhatsApp click here. To receive the shiur via email, e-mail
Thursday via WhatsApp & Email
May 28

Daf a Week Project, this week with Rabbi Baum studying Masechet Yevamot Daf 2; to sign up, e-mail

Thank You to Our Learning and Shiur Sponsors

Daf Yomi
In honor of
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 Baum's Tefila Shiur

Lazy Bean Café

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
Essie & Chaim Hershenov
Essie's mother, Miriam Eta bat Chaim Yechiel, Ethel Rosenberg, z"l, and Chaim's mother, Rachel Breindel bat Mordechai Yosef HaKohen, Bette Hershenov, z"l
Evelyn Morris
Evelyn's father, Shimshon ben Yitzchak Asher Selig, Sam Gitter, z"l
Lauren & Michael Schwartz
Michael's father, Ephraim ben Yitzchak, Paul Schwartz, z"l
To download the Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot edition of HaMizrachi magazine, click here

 Community News
  • On Monday, May 25, at 8:00pm, Rabbi Michael Bleicher will speak on "Connecting Couples During Covid-19: Skills and Suggestions for Improving Relationships," as part of the Calm and Corona OU Mental Health Series. To watch live, visit
  • A new Zoom bereavement support group for adults and children who have lost a parent to Covid-19 will begin on Tuesday, May 26, at 7:30pm. For information, e-mail or call 201-837-9090; registration required.
  • The Bergenfield Kosher Food Pantry for people in need is located in a garage at 65 Thames Blvd. in Bergenfield. The garage is open daily from 10:00am-10:00pm and on Friday until Shabbat starts, and has pantry and refrigerated items. One person at a time should go in, while wearing a mask and gloves. If donating and someone is inside the garage, please leave the food outside the garage, and volunteers will bring it in later. Donations are welcome and needed. For more information, e-mail Dalia Stelzer at
  • Children's Clothing Exchange - This resource is not need-based and is open to all. Parents should fill out forms on the website and indicate the gender and size of children's and teen clothing they wish to donate and/or need. These parents will be matched with other parents so that they can exchange clothing. Donations are welcome and needed. For more information, e-mail Dalia Stelzer at
  • Teaneck Mikvah usage is by appointment only; no walk-ins accepted at this time. The appointment system closes daily 4 hours before the mikvah opens. Please plan accordingly. To book an appointment, visit The keylim mikvah is closed until further notice. For more details, visit
  • To contribute to the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corp Covid-19 appeal, visit

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

Shabbat Notes   -   Parashot Bamidbar   -   Shabbat Mevarchim   -   Shabbat Shalom   -   May 22 - 23 / 29 Iyar

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