Welcome to Congregation Shaare Tefillah, Teaneck NJ

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קהילת שערי תפילה

Congregation Shaare Tefillah

Weekly Announcements
Parshat Miketz
Shabbat Chanukah/
Mevarchim Chodesh
The Eruv is Up
Candle Lighting: 4:12 PM

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Chevra Kadisha
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Mazal Tov
Mazal tov to Tamar and Shai Schicly on the birth of a baby daughter, Rachel Rose.

Questions of Halacha
Rabbi Schiowitz can be reached at 201-289-5474 (cell). Women can reach Yoetzet Shoshana Samuels with questions about nidda/taharat hamishpacha at 201-655-2180 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Parsha Pix
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to view this weeks'  parsha pix from Zalman Suldan.

Tehillim Group
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday December 24th, at 8 PM in the Beit Midrash and will continue on every other Wednesday night. 
Donation Cards

Donation cards are the perfect way to send condolences, say thank you, or wish a mazal tov on a birth, wedding, bar-mitzvah, or any occasion!  To order Shaare Tefillah donation cards click here .

Shaare Tefillah Membership
If you are interested in joining our membership, or to pay your existing membership dues or obligations, please visit our website. Membership for 2014 is $700 for full members and $350 for associate members. For questions regarding payments, please contact our Treasurer, Eric Orgen.

Friday, December  19th
Mincha and Candles: 4:12 PM
The whole community is invited to an Oneg Shabbat  tonight at the home at Dena and Natan Cohen (1217 W Laurelton Pkwy; between Forest Ave. and Kensington Rd.). The oneg will start at 7pm and children are encouraged to join.

Shabbat Chanukah, December 20th

Hashkama Shacharit: 7:15 AM followed by a Kiddush and Chabura. Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkama minyan kiddush fund.

Main Minyan Shacharit: 9 AM followed by a  kiddush.

The Drasha this Shabbat will be given at the end of davening by our Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Jesse Horn, R'am at Yeshivat Hakotel. The title of his drasha is "A Tale of Two Princes: A Surprising Parallel From Yosef to Moshe".
Kiddush is sponsored by Meir and Shlomo Shinnar and family for the yahrzeit of their mother, Miriam bat Yaakov Eliezer.

Youth Groups: 9:15 AM
Please note that Youth groups will be extended this shabbat morning until the end of Rabbi Horn's Drasha (Approximately 12pm) and will include special chanukah progams and activities.

Sof Zman Kriat Shema: 9:35 AM
Thank you to today's cleanup committee families:
Adler(Chaim and Esther)- Main

Mincha:4:00 PM, followed by  seudah shlishit, a siyum and a  Shiur by by Rabbi Horn, entitled "Finding Zionism in Chanukah: Why is Al HaNissim Longer on Chanukah Than Purim?"

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Meir and Shlomo Shinnar and family for the yahrzeit of their mother, Miriam bat Yaakov Eliezer Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Meir and Shlomo Shinnar and family for the yahrzeit of their mother, Miriam bat Yaakov Eliezer.

While we usually daven shabbat mincha 15 minutes before the prior day's candle lighting time, we will not daven shabbos mincha earlier than 4:00 PM.


Shabbat Ends: 5:18PM

Sunday, December 21th
Shacharit: 8:30 AM

Mincha and Maariv: 4:16 PM

Weekday Shacharit Minyan

Monday, Tuesday-Rosh Chodesh:6:15 AM

Wednesday- Zot Chanukah: 6:20 AM

Thursday, December 25th: Legal Holiday 8:30 AM

Friday: 6:30 AM

Late Maariv

Monday thru Wednesday at 8:45 PM
Thursday December 25th- Legal Holiday Mincha  and Maariv: 4:18 PM

Next friday night, Parshat Vayigash,  candle Lighting

4:16 PM

New Families
Our community keeps growing!  Invite a new family for a Shabbos meal! As new families move to the Shaare Tefillah neighborhood, we would like to welcome them with open arms, beginning with a Shabbos meal.  If you'd like to be among the hosts, please email Deena or Golan Elias.

Kiddush / Seudat Shlishit

Anyone wishing to sponsor a Kiddush or Seudah Shlishit is asked to contact Mendy Schwartz or click here.  To donate towards the Shaare Tefillah Kiddush Consortium sponsoring sponsorless Kiddushim click here or contact Dan Levy or Adam Gussen.

Upcoming Shul  Events

Wednesday night hebrew shiur with Eyal Paran. Contact Dani Bieler to be added to an email list for the shiur.

Ruach Shabbat

Next friday night December 26th will be Ruach Shabbat at Shaare Tefillah. Join us for Kaballat Shabbat and community dinner. For more information contact Alec Borenstein
Junior Congregation Minyan

The  next junior congregation minyan is scheduled for parshat Vayigash, December 27th.

Friday Night Kinder Minyan

If you are interested in attending a Kinder minyan in upcoming weeks, please contact Duvi Gantz
Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor a set of machzorim or a slichot book for $36 or 3 for $100. Click here or contact Benjy Burnat.

Parent Child Learning

Stay tuned for the next parent child learning on Saturday night at 6:30 PM

Important Message from the Youth Department

In order to be able to plan youth events and coordinate shul groups, etc...the youth department would like all families to fill out a tally. Here is a link to the youth tally.Thank you for your cooperation.

Upcoming Shaare Tefillah Dinner

Please monitor your email for invitations to the Shaare Tefillah dinner. This past week, digital invitations were sent via Paperless Post to the membership.  If you have yet to receive your invitation please contact Jason Berg or Hillary Wasserman .  Please RSVP as soon as possible!


Shaare Tefillah Basketball


Please email Benjy Burnat to get on the Shaare Tefillah basketball email list.

Upcoming Adult Education Events

Both men and women are invited and encouraged to attend any of these educational events.  As always, we welcome any feedback and suggestions as to the types of offerings that may be of interest.  If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of these events, please speak to any of the members of the Adult Education Committee.



Upcoming Local Community Events

Beth Abaraham Yarchei Kallah

Please join Congregation Beth Abraham, (396 New Bridge Road, Bergenfield), as we take advantage of the upcoming time off by joining together for a special yarchei kallah focusing on Tefila in memory of the Har Nof kedoshim:

[1] Wednesday, Dec. 24th 8pm - Rav Mayer Twersky,

[2] Thursday, Dec. 25th  8:45am

[3] Shabbos, Dec. 27th - Following mincha.

Click here for details

New Years Day Shiur at Rinat Yisrael. click here for details

Shiur  series at Yeshivat Noam

Yeshivat Noam invites the community to attend a weekly parent shiur on Tuesdays at 9:45 AM in the Middle School Beit Knesset, located at 70 West Century Road in Paramus. The current series, "Tricks, Loopholes, and Legal Fictions: Does Halacha Allow Us to Deceive G-d?" is presented by Rabbi Uri Goldstein. For more information, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Fall semester with exciting new classes . Register for 3 Part Holiday Miniseries, Parshanut HaMikra, Talmud, Parashat HaShavua, Yirmiyahu, and our miniseries on Haftarot and Jewish Philosophy. See our website for schedule and additional info.


Refa'enuRefa'enu's peer-led mood disorder support groups in the Ben Porat Yosef Building at E. 243 Frisch Ct. in Paramus, NJ. Groups will be divided between those with a disorder (depression, bipolar, and/or related anxiety) as well as for their loved ones. Future dates will be the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please check website to confirm: www.refaenu.org. No reservations are required. For more info contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

RCBC Kosher Directory

Click here to view the recently updated Rabbinical Council of Bergen County kosher directory.

Weekly Announcements are also available at
Shabbat Shalom!
Weekly Announcements for December 19th, 2014

Friday, December 19th

Candles:4:12 PM

Mincha and Maariv: 4:12 PM

Yizkor Appeal Print E-mail

Yom Kippur 5775

Dear Friends -

As we reach our two-year anniversary in our new home it is a perfect time to reflect on what an incredible year it has been. But as we look back we must also be planning ahead - we must ensure Shaare Tefillah is fiscally sound in order to provide for our short-term, mid-term and long-term Judaic needs.

I kindly ask that you take a few minutes to read the attached important letter regarding Shaare Tefillah's 2014 annual Yom Kippur Yizkor appeal, and help ensure the future of Shaare Tefillah is as bright as this past year has been.

Appeal cards will be available for both men and women on Yom Kippur day. Pledges can also be made in advance via Shaare Tefillah's website or mail.

Thank you and a ketiva v'chatima tova,
Shaare Tefillah Membership Print E-mail

Dear Friend,


Please see the attached Membership letter for dues for 2013:

Membership Letter

Letter regarding Eruv assessment

Membership Application


Sponsor a Kiddush Print E-mail

challah-kiddush-cupKiddush / Shalosh Seudos

In response to the heightened interest in Kiddush sponsorship that we are now seeing, we have decided to spice things up a little by offering more of a selection, hopefully providing a little more diversity.

Please see below for a list of upcoming kiddushim. To sponsor a kiddush please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or log on to our website. The full menus are available and all shul donations can be made online as well.

Shaare Tefillah Benevolent Society Print E-mail

The past twelve months for our shul have been some of the most eventful and wonderful in our shul’s history. Most of the events were all focused around our move into Claremont place. Many of our “firsts” included davening in our own shul on the Yamin Noraim, conducting HaKafot inside the sanctuary, Trivia night in our own social hall, our very own Megillah reading and Chagigah on Eruv Purim, in addition to the Bar Mitzvot that we’ve been fortunate to celebrate. We now boast more minyanim, increased youth events and shiurim, and seem to greet new members virtually every week. It is with this amazing growth and transformation that we kick off a new program for our members, one with a more serious tone.


News and Events

Membership Forms



Please return your membership form with payment as well as your yearly building fund commitment to Eric Orgen, 1090 Lambert Road.

You may now subscribe for payments to be automatically charged to your credit card once a month for your Membership and Building Fund obligations.

Invite a family to lunch

Our community keeps growing! Invite a new family for a Shabbos meal!  As new families move to the Shaare Tefillah neighborhood, we would like to welcome them with open arms, beginning with a shabbos meal. If you'd like to be among the hosts, please contact Karen Orgen at karenorgen@gmail.com or 201-692-3956.

Donation Cards

Looking for a way to honor someone? A way to say thank you? Send condolences? Wish a mazal tov on a birth, birthday, milestone? Shaare Tefillah Mitzvah cards are the answer.

Cards can be purchased in packs of 10 for $100, or individually for $18 a piece.

To order Shaare Tefillah donation cards please click here:


The Shaare Tefillah Sisterhood cookbooks are available! Get the secret recipes for the dishes the whole shul is talking about. With appetizers, soups, salads, main courses and desserts you'll love, at only $10, this book is a bargain!

To purchase a cookbook, please contact Gittel Levin at
joangittel@yahoo.com or call (201) 836-3431.

Capital Campaign

Thank you for supporting Congregation Shaare Tefillah.