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

  • Updated Shiva Information - Spira/Cooper

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Max Spira, beloved father of our member Sari Cooper.

    Shiva will be observed at the Spira residence, 186 Pinehurst Ave., Apt. 2C, in Washington Heights, through Thursday afternoon, April 7.
    Sari can be reached there at 201-694-5474.

    Sari will be returning to sit shiva at her home in Teaneck, 1292 Hastings Street, from Thursday at 6:00 PM until Friday at 5:00 PM.

    If you wish to send a gold card please click here or call Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484 or Beth Chesir, (201) 836-0304.

    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 - Florence/Goldsmith

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Rivkah Florence, beloved mother of our affiliate member Chaya Goldsmith.

    The funeral will take place today, Tuesday, April 5 at 11:30 AM at Shomrei Hadas Chapels, 3803 14th Ave, Brooklyn.
    Burial will be in Israel on Har Hazetim.

    Shiva information will follow.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484 or Beth Chesir, (201) 836-0304.

    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 - Kranz/Zayat

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Solomon Kranz, beloved father of our member Joanne Zayat.

    The funeral will take place Sunday, March 27, at 11:00 AM, in Israel, at Har Hamenuchot.

    Joanne will sit shiva in Israel at Zelda Hameshoreret 1, Ramot, Jerusalem, through Tuesday afternoon.

    She will be returning to Teaneck to sit shiva at her home, 598 Warwick Ave., beginning Wednesday morning 11:00 AM, through Friday afternoon, April 1.

    She can be reached in Israel at 201-803-0943. Please remember the 7 hour time difference when calling.

    Please do not visit between 6:00 - 6:30 PM to allow the family time for dinner not after 10:00 PM.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484 or Beth Chesir, 201- 836-0304

    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 - Klavan/Weinberger


    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi Hillel Klavan, beloved father of our member Rebbetzin Hadassah Weinberger.

    The funeral took place yesterday in Silver Spring, MD.

    Rebbetzin Weinberger will sit shiva through Monday morning March 21st in Silver Spring.

    She can be reached on her cell: 845-300-0611

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484 or Beth Chesir, (201) 836-0304

    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 - Spiegler/Weil

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Laura Spiegler, beloved mother of our affiliate member Yael Weil.

    The funeral yesterday.

    Shiva will be observed at the Weil residence, 1678 Hanover St., Teaneck, through Friday afternoon, March 18.

    Minyan times are as follows:

    Ma'ariv: Sunday at 8:00 PM
    Shacharit: Monday through Thursday at 7:00 AM
    Mincha/Ma'ariv: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:55 PM

    Please do not visit between 5:30-6:30 PM to allow the family time for dinner, nor after 10:00 PM.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please click here to order online or call Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484 or Beth Chesir, (201) 836-0304.

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


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