Congregation Keter Torah

600 Roemer Ave

Teaneck, NJ 07666

(201) 907 - 0180

Dear friends,
Our community has not escaped the recent significant surge in virus cases in our country and state.
There has been an increase in cases at our local hospitals.
While we continue to keep our shul open, we are doing so with many safeguards in place, and all of our davening, youth events, and shiurim are very far from back to normal. As the Midrash records about Yaakov, from the time he was in Rivka's womb he was attracted to holy places. While it has been inspiring to see such a wonderful response to events, such as our drive-in Motzei Shabbat learning, we yearn for the days of full operation within our holy Beit Elokim.
With Thanksgiving and Chanukah approaching, every family has to accept that this year will be different from the past. We hope and pray that we will be able to have our extensive gatherings next year, and that we will operate this year with the philosophy and halacha of הרואה את הנולד, anticipating the possible consequences of our actions.  Please be in touch with your medical provider to help you evaluate any particular situation that you are dealing with. Best wishes for a safe and special Shabbat.
Rabbi Shalom Baum

The Motzei Shabbat Learning registration deadline is today, Friday, at 2:00pm. Click here to register.

Recording of Rabbi Baum's Shabbat Table Bootcamp shiur for Parshat Toldot

Registration required for all on campus minyanim and events
4:15pm - Candle Lighting
4:20pm - Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat  
  • Main Sanctuary
  • Patio Tent
8:35am - Rabbi Baum's shiur on "Yitzchak & Rivka and Prayer During the Yom Kippur War" - Main Sanctuary
7:45am - Patio Tent    
Davening this week begins with brachot
- 9:00am - Main Sanctuary
9:15am - Ballroom minyan
Led by Rabbi Willig
9:30am - Patio Tent
Davening begins at Nishmat (zman tefilla 10:05am)
9:16am - Latest Shma
10:00am - Junior Congregation
10:00am - Youth Groups 
10:00am - Torah Tots
10:40am - Youth Groups
In the parking lot
For boys and girls in grades 1-2 and 3-4 in the parking lot
In the parking lot
For Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten in the parking lot
12:11pm - Earliest Mincha
  • 1:30pm - Main Sanctuary
  • 1:45pm - Patio Tent
  • 4:10pm - Main Sanctuary, followed by a Shiur by George Silfen on "Never Tell a Lie?"
4:33pm - Sunset (finish Mincha before sunset)
5:10pm - Ma'ariv
  • Main Sanctuary
  • Patio Tent
5:17pm - Shabbat ends


Backyard Minyanim - Those registered at backyard minyanim for Shabbat will be notified by their host of the davening schedule.

Mazal Tov
  • To Leah & Yehoshua Kramer on the bar mitzvah of their son, Rafi. Mazal Tov to grandparents Drs. Debby & Michael Kramer and Sonia & Rabbi Samuel Sandhaus, and to great-grandparents Edith & Walter Kramer and Dina & Rabbi Herbert Dobrinsky.
  • To Nini & Steve Berger and Rebbetzin & Rabbi Shafran on the birth of a grandson, to parents Rena & Gavi Berger. Mazal Tov to great-grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Harold Berger.
  • To Rochelle & Howard Gans on the engagement of their son, Menachem, to Rochel Hirsch, daughter of Dr. Miriam & Rabbi Dovid Hirsch of Passaic.
  • To the Daf Yomi group on the completion on Sunday of Masechet Eruvin. The group will start Masechet Pesachim on Monday, and complete it before Pesach. Now is a great time to join; see the schedule and Zoom link in the "Join Our Ongoing Shiurim" section for more details.

Nichum Aveilim
  • To Alana Fisher on the passing of her beloved father, Vernon Balaban, z"l.

Motzei Shabbat
  • 6:20pm - Parent/Grandparent & Child Learning with Rabbi Baum, with pizza and prizes in the Shul parking lot. To co-sponsor for the season or a night, email
This Week's Cosponsors
  • Phyllis & Buzzy Green in honor of all their grandchildren.
  • Susanna Shepper & Zev Berglas in recognition of their children's hard work and learning Torah.

Safety Guidelines:
  • All minyanim and shiurim require social distancing. Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose prior to entering the Shul campus. Masks with "vents" and bandanas are absolutely not allowed at any of our minyanim and shiurim. Please do not walk around and socialize before, during, or after davening or shiurim.
  • Anyone who has come to New Jersey within the last 14 days from a state or country that is currently on the NJ quarantine list cannot attend any minyan. This applies to both residents and guests, including those arriving from overseas.
  • Please bring your own siddurim, talitot and head coverings to Shul. These will not be available.

WEEKDAY MINYANIM - On Campus and Off Campus sanctioned minyanim
Note: These are the only minyanim sanctioned by Keter Torah
Main Sanctuary: Sunday at 8:30am; Monday at 6:45am; Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:55am; Thursday (Thanksgiving) at 8:30am; Friday at 6:55am and 8:30am

Patio Tent: Sunday at 8:00am; Monday-Wednesday at 7:15am; Thursday and Friday at 8:00am

Silverman Minyan Group (1126 Allessandrini Avenue, New Milford): Monday-Friday at 8:00am; Sunday at 9:00am

Shields Minyan Group (800 Downing Street, Teaneck): Monday-Friday at 8:00am; Sunday at 8:30am

Patio Tent: Sunday through Thursday at 4:20pm

Mincha/Ma'ariv minyan meets outdoors. On most evenings there will be Heicha Kedusha for Mincha with Ma'ariv beginning immediately after Mincha.

If you are already signed up for the weekday minyanim, there is no need to reregister, except for the Sunday morning inside minyan.

Thank You
  • To all CSS members who volunteer their time daily to protect our Shul.

Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive
  • The Annual Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive is collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children and young adults. Items may be dropped off at the Sklar residence, 95 Norfolk Street, Bergenfield, until Monday, November 30. For information, visit

Keter Torah News
  • Janine & Max Klein will be honored at the Chai Lifeline worldwide virtual event on Tuesday, December 8; for information, visit

Amazon Smile
  • We are excited to announce that Keter Torah is now a part of Amazon Smile. Do you shop on Amazon? Be sure to shop on Amazon Smile and donate to Keter Torah.
Keter Torah on Social Media
Check out our new Podcasts!
Rabbi Baum's weekly Tefilla Shiur and Shabbat Table Bootcamp are now available on our new podcasts:
●       Tefilla Shiur: click here to listen to this week's shiur, or find us on Apple Podcasts!
●       Shabbat Table Bootcamp: click here to listen, or find us on Apple Podcasts!


Halacha Shiur with Rabbi Willig
Wednesday at 8:00pm - Rabbi Willig's weekly Halacha shiur, based on responsa literature, focusing on questions and issues that affect our lives. Zoom information:

Recordings of Additional Shiurim

Youth News             Youth Director: Rivki Rosenthal (

Shabbat Table Bootcamp with Rabbi Baum

The entire series is being sponsored again by Elana & Marc Rothenberg and Rachel Feiner, in memory of Elana and Rachel's father, Azriel ben Yaacov Feiner, z"l

Sponsorships are available at $100 per week.
To sponsor, email


Click here to sign up for the Tefilla Shiur WhatsApp Group
Please Join Our Ongoing Shiurim
Motzei Shabbat at 5:45pm
Sunday at 7:15am
Monday and Wednesday through Friday at 6:40pm
Tuesday at 6:30am
Daf Yomi
Dial in: +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 878 5954 9975 Password: DafYomi
Sunday at 10:00am
November 22

Al haTorah via Zoom Source Sheets: Bereishit 47
Monday at 7:30pm
November 23

Salsa Shiur via Zoom Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 7850 3933 Password: 550559
Tuesday at 9:15am
November 24 

Torah in the AM with Rabbi Menahem Meier 
via Zoom
Meeting ID: 646 176 156; Passcode: 545433; Dial in: 646 558 8656
Wednesday at 8:00am
November 25

Tefilla Shiur with Rabbi Baum - "Living on a Prayer from this Parsha," a 20-minute Hilchot Tefilla shiur on laws derived from the weekly Torah portion. Via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 820 7732 8795 Passcode: 372488. To receive the shiur recording via WhatsApp, click here.
Wednesday at 10:30am
November 25

Yael Weil's Parshat Hashavua shiur via Zoom:
Dial in: 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 842 0873 2809 Passcode: 611753
Wednesday via WhatsApp & Email
November 25

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
Wednesday at 8:00pm
November 25

Rabbi Willig's weekly Halacha shiur, based on responsa literature, focusing on questions and issues that affect our lives. Zoom information:
Thursday via WhatsApp & Email
November 26

Daf a Week Project, with Rabbi Baum studying Masechet Yevamot daf 28
To sign up, e-mail
Thursday 8:30-10:00pm
November 26
The Techeiles Revolution with Rabbi Dr. David Sabtai, Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz, and Rabbi Hershel Schachter.
Friday via WhatsApp & Email
November 27
Shabbat Table Bootcamp with Rabbi Baum: Approximately 20 minutes of lessons from the Parsha, Rishonim, Contemporary Greats, and Chassidic Masters. To receive the shiur via WhatsApp, click here. To receive the shiur via email, e-mail

Thank You to Our Learning and Shiur Sponsors

Daf Yomi
In honor of
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 Tefilla Shiur
In memory of
Chaya & Mark Goldsmith
Mark's step-grandfather, Yisroel ben Eliyahu HaKohen, Isidor Marx, z"l
Yael Weil's Parshat Hashavua Shiur
In memory of
Gail & Binyamin Rieder
Alisa Flatow, z"l, HY"D
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
Teddy & Joel Abramowitz
Teddy's father, Beryl Yitzchak ben Yosef, Bernard Irwin Gold, z"l
Rochelle & Phil Goldschmiedt
Phil's father, Yisroel Moshe ben Yitzchak, Martin Goldschmiedt, z"l
Karen & Allen Perl
Allen's mother, Simah bat Rav Yisrael Gershon, Irma Perl, z"l
Community News

This event is co-sponsored by Keter Torah.

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

Shabbat Notes    -    Parshat Toldot    -    Shabbat Shalom    -    November 20-21 / 5 Kislev

Click To Download