Congregation Keter Torah

600 Roemer Ave

Teaneck, NJ 07666

(201) 907 - 0180

Please click here to register for a minyan and for cycle three guidelines.  Our third cycle continues this week.
Shabbat minyanim - Participants must reregister each week for Shabbat-only minyanim. Registration begins Motzei Shabbat.
  • Password: KeterTorah5780
  • Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, at 9:30pm for Shabbat-only minyanim on July 17-18

Some of the outdoor minyanim on the Shul campus are now taking place under the tent.


Note From Rabbi Baum - Thank You, Patience and Wear Masks, Communal Wide Youth Program
I want to express my gratitude to the CSS and the hosts and captains of all Keter Torah-sanctioned minyanim, for their help in making what we hope will be a transition back to Shul run as smoothly as possible. Thank you to all of the participants of these minyanim for their phenomenal level of compliance. We are continuing with different styles of minyanim, some with Torah reading and some without. Some are paced a bit faster, and some are a little slower. At this point, with the increasing number of participants and their excellent compliance, you can try out a different minyan, but only if participants are registered and agree to comply with all the guidelines. I have great respect for the people who are not yet ready to join a minyan, whether for medical or other reasons. We miss you, and enjoy connecting with you in many other ways. Everyone knows that it is now the law in the State of New Jersey to wear a mask when it is not possible to be socially distant. Please be part of the solution, and not, r"l, a super spreader of this humbling virus. While there is a mitzvah to "love your neighbor as you love yourself," Rav Shlomo Wolbe explained that we must all make ourselves lovable as well. Wearing a mask in public is not a sign of weakness, but is in many situations a halachic requirement, to preserve lives and make us lovable as individuals and as a community to our friends and to the broader Jewish and non-Jewish society. I would also like to thank Adina Kastner for building on our community outreach efforts with her creative program being offered to the entire Teaneck-wide community. See the flyer below.
Shabbat Shalom

Recordings of Keter Torah shiurim from this week: Parsha Shiur with Yael Weil and source sheets


Shabbat Schedule for Home
6:56pm - Plag HaMincha Those accepting Shabbat at Plag HaMincha must complete Mincha before 6:56pm and can daven Ma'ariv after 6:56pm
7:00pm - Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat
(Families who daven Mincha at 7:00pm should light candles by 7:15pm)
8:10pm - Candle Lighting
8:15pm - Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat
  • The bracha "Me'ein sheva" (including Magen Avot) is omitted when davening alone; Vayichulu is said, followed by Aleinu

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 5:35am
9:18am - Latest Shma
Brich Shmei is not recited when davening alone
Only the first paragraph of Yikum Purkan is recited when davening alone
1:38pm - Earliest Mincha
  • Rabbi Baum will recite the Keil Maleh prayer for those observing yartzeit from 19-25 Tammuz
8:28pm - Sunset (finish Mincha before sunset)
9:12pm - Ma'ariv
9:18pm - Shabbat ends
Guidelines for Sunday through Thursday, July 12 - July 16
Mincha:  Earliest time to daven Mincha Sunday, July 12, through Thursday, July 16 - 1:39pm
Sunset: Finish davening Mincha before sunset
Sunday - 8:28pm; Monday and Tuesday - 8:27pm; Wednesday and Thursday - 8:26pm
Ma'ariv: Daven Ma'ariv after sunset


Mazal Tov
  • To Sara Leah & Nachum Barishansky on the birth of a grandson, to parents Shoshana & Gabriel Barishansky. Mazal Tov to great-grandparents Marcia Barishansky and Sylvia & Jules Nachtigal.
  • To Sharon & Zvi Sebrow on the birth of a grandson, to parents Devorah & Eric Dobin.
  • To Esti & Benyamin Kaminetzky on the marriage of their son, Zvi, to Leora Ciment. Mazal Tov to grandparents Aviva & Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky and Paula Weber.

  • Mazal Tov to Anne & Gary Schulman on making aliya this summer, after having lived in our community for nearly 21 years. We wish Anne & Gary health, happiness and success on their return to Israel.

July Calendar
  • To download the Keter Torah July calendar, click here.
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Please Join Our Ongoing Shiurim
Sunday at 7:15am
Monday and Wednesday through Friday at 6:40am
Tuesday at 6:30am
Daf Yomi
Dial in: +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 878 5954 9975 Password: DafYomi
Sunday at 10:00am
July 12

Al haTorah via Zoom
Monday at 7:30pm
July 13

Salsa Shiur via Zoom Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 7850 3933 Password: 550559
Tuesday & Thursday at 9:15am
July 14 & July 16

Torah in the AM with Rabbi Menahem Meier 
via Zoom or +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 646 176 156
Wednesday at 10:30am
July 15

Yael Weil's Parshat Hashavua shiur via Zoom or +1 646 558 8656;
Meeting ID: 842 0873 2809
Wednesday via WhatsApp & Email
July 15

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
July 16

Daf a Week Project, this week with Rabbi Baum studying Masechet Yevamot Daf 9; to sign up, 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
Yael Weil's Parshat Hashavua Shiur
In memory of
Gail & Binyamin Rieder
Alisa Flatow, z"l, HY"D
Sarah & Yitz Feit
Sarah's mother, Shaina bat Baruch Chaim, Cheryl Wigod, z"l
Chaya & Mark Goldsmith
Chaya's father, Baruch ben Yitzchak Meyer, Bernard Florence, z"l
Sandy Schur
Sandy's mother, Breindel bat Baruch Mordechai HaLevi, z"l
Simona & Bernie Suskewicz
Bernie's father, Yehuda Aryeh ben Baruch, Leon Suskewicz, z"l
Susan & Daniel Turk
Susan's mother, Pesya bat Chaim Yehuda, Pearl Berger Melnick, z"l

Community News
  • On Monday, July 13, at 8:30pm, Kristen M. Roye, PsyD, and Rabbi Dov Rosenbluth will present a program on "Communication 101: How to Talk and Listen Successfully to Teenagers" for parents of teens. To view, visit
  • On Monday, July 13, at 9:00pm, Rabbi Moshe Stavsky will speak on "Seeking Redemption in a Pre-Redeemed World: Maintaining Optimism Through Difficult Times," commemorating the yartzeit of Alan Perlman's father, Donald Perlman, z"l. Zoom information: Meeting ID: 879 9576 5129 Password: Lecture
  • 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
  • The Teaneck Keylim Mikvah is open by appointment only. To comply with social distancing, a new system is in place. Please visit the mikvah website comfor details or to make an appointment. 

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      -      Parshat Pinchas      -      Shabbat Shalom      -      July 17 - 18 / 19 Tammuz

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