welcomelogo Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, located in Teaneck, New Jersey, is an Orthodox synagogue of approximately 800 member and affiliate families that just recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. During that period, it has been the catalyst for the development of Teaneck as one of the premier Orthodox communities in the United States, with the full variety of local Jewish establishments as well as close to a dozen other shuls in our vicinity.

Bnai Yeshurun is a classic mega-shul - but in the variety of minyanim catering to different needs and personalities, we retain the small shul feel of closeness and camaraderie.

I try to bring a passion and verve to my activities - whether through my shiurim, drashot or activism. We are extremely proud to be in the forefront of American shuls that have fought for the right of Jewish settlement throughout the land of Israel, and even prouder of the contributions we have made to Israel - Sifrei Torah donated to six different yeshivot (in Yerushalayim, Hevron, the Golan, Elon Moreh and elsewhere), children's parks, mobile gyms/shuls for the use of soldiers of the IDF, and a bus for the residents of Hevron. There are plaques adorning the walls of numerous institutions and places in Israel honoring our efforts, of all which have given us a share in the mitzva of Yishuv Eretz Yisrael.

Personally, I am a graduate of Columbia University and Cardozo School of Law, amusmach of Yeshiva Bnei Torah (under the leadership of Rav Yisrael Chait, shlit"a), and practiced law for 13 years in New York City before coming to Teaneck and Bnai Yeshurun in 1994. Despite the shul's size, I make every effort to know every member family (i.e., if they want me to know them, and they want to know me) !

We welcome all new members who share our values and aspirations, and I look forward to greeting you in Bnai Yeshurun and, together, building the Torah community of tomorrow.


Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

 
 

Latest Announcements

  • Funeral & Shiva Notice - Cohen


    Dear Members:
    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Josef
    Cohen, beloved father of our affiliate member, Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Cohen.
    The funeral took place earlier today.

    Shiva will be observed through Wednesday morning at
    166 East 63 Street, 11G.
    Please visit at these times only:
    Monday evening, from 5:00pm-7:15pm, Mincha/Ma'ariv at 6:35pm
    Tuesday 7:45am (shacharis) -11:00am & 4:00pm-7:15pm, Mincha 6:35pm
    Wednesday 7:45am(shacharis) -11:00am,

    Shiva will be observed Wednesday through Friday afternoon at the Cohen's home 29 Westminster, Bergenfield, NJ.
    Please visit at these times only:
    Wednesday 6:00pm-9:30pm, Mincha/Ma'ariv 8:10pm
    Thursday 7:15am (shacharis) -11:00am, 6:00 pm-9:30pm, Mincha/Ma'ariv 8:10pm
    Friday 7:15am (shacharis) -11:00am
    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen,
    201-837-5045 or Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Funeral & Shiva Notice - Markowitz/Steinreich


    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Joel Markowitz, beloved father of our member Lori Steinreich.

    The funeral will take place tomorrow, Friday, July 17, at 10:00 AM, at Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, 150 Route 4 East, Paramus, NJ 07652.

    Shiva will be observed at the Steinreich residence, 654 West Englewood Ave., Teaneck, through Thursday morning, July 23.

    Minyan times are as follows:
    Shacharit, Sunday 7:55 AM
    Mon - Thurs 6:55 AM
    Mincha/Ma'ariv Sun - Wed 8:10 PM

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen,
    201-837-5045 or Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Shiva Notice - Zauderer

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Dr. Burt Zauderer, beloved brother of our member Erich Zauderer.

    Shiva will be observed at the Zauderer residence, 606 West Englewood Ave., Teaneck, through Friday afternoon, July 17.

    Minyan times are as follows:

    Mincha/Ma'ariv, Sun - Thurs 8:15 PM
    Shacharit Mon - Fri 8:00 AM

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen,
    201-837-5045, or Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Shiva Notice - Levie

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of our longtime member, Mrs. Ruth Levie, beloved mother of our affiliate member, Warren Levie.

    Shiva will be observed at the Levie residence, 545 Grenville Ave., Teaneck, through Monday morning July 6.

    Minyan times are as follows:
    Shacharit, Wed - Mon 6:55 AM
    Sunday 7:55 AM
    Mincha/Ma'ariv Tues - Sun 8:20 PM

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen,
    201-837-5045 or Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Updated Shiva Information - Kreinberg/Leff

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi Marvin Leff, beloved father of our member Marcia Kreinberg.

    Shiva is being observed at 318 Beach 17th Street, Far Rockaway, through Tuesday evening, June 23.
    Marcia will be returning to sit shiva at her home, 443 Winthrop Rd., through Friday afternoon, June 26.

    Minyan times are as follows:
    Mincha, Wed - Thurs, 8:20 PM
    Shacharit, Thurs 7:15 AM
    Friday 7:25 AM

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen,
    201-837-5045 or Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz

    Read More

Location

641 West Englewood Avenue
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
201-836-8916


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