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Our Youth Directors

The Jewish Center of Teaneck welcomes Rav Yishai Klein and Yiskah Klein as our youth directors.


Rav Yishai and Yiskah, faculty members at Ben Porat Yosef, successfully led the Jewish Center’s Youth Minyan and Mommy and Me program last year, and now the Jewish Center looks forward to their assuming leadership of the entire youth department every Shabbat.


Rav Yishai and Yiskah come to the Jewish Center with extensive experience in both formal and informal education in Israel and the United States.


Rav Yishai, a native of Beit El and an officer in the IDF, has successfully taught at the Yeshivat Otniel high school program and served on the community's leadership council. Yiskah, originally from Tzfat, has served as a regional coordinator and educator for the National Service (Sherut L'Umi) program, and has extensive experience mentoring at risk teens and youth, while preparing them for their matriculation exams.


Rav Yishai and Yiskah are the proud parents of Eliyah (10), Alumah (7), and Dror (3).

Upcoming Youth Events

Shabbat Youth Schedule

Shabbat Youth Schedule 

9:45 -11:15 Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade with  Miriam Leah Mincis and Daphna Cohen in Room 106

9:45-11:15 Youth Minyan returns for 3rd-5th grade boys and girls with Rav Yishai Klein in room across from the gym Room 108

10:30-11:15  Mommy and Me in Room 109 with Dahlia and Anna

Dov Nahari a'h Shabbat Youth Minyan for 3rd to 5th Grade Boys and Girls 

The Dov Nahari a'h Youth Minyan will be led by Rav Yishai Klein, a Ben Porat Yosef Judaic Studies Educator, Israeli Shaliach and also a Ram from Yeshivat Otniel in Israel. This Youth Minyan is open to the whole Community. This minyan will meet weekly from 9:45-11:15 AM in one of the downstairs classrooms and will feature davening, study of the weekly Torah portion, divrei Torah delivered by children, and weekly prizes.  Davening will conclude each week with a special youth kiddush. 

Dr. Walter and Betty Hauser Shabbat Afternoon Youth Parshah in the Park

Please join the Jewish Center of Teaneck for an exciting new Shabbat afternoon activity.  Please meet at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park, on Broad Street, right down the block from the shul.  Times on shabbat schedule.
In case of inclement weather this will be held in the shul. Parents will be responsible for transporting children to and from the park. 

We hope you will join us!!!

Jewish Boy Scout Troop

Jewish Scout Troop Weekly Meetings

 Mondays at 7:30 pm.  Shomer Shabbat Boy Scout Troop;  Boys in 6th - 12th grades; activities are held throughout the winter and summer months.

All boys in grade 6 through high school are invited to join Boy Scout Troop 226, a Jewish Scout troop meeting weekly at the Jewish Center of Teaneck.

The troop is the only Shomer Shabbat Boy Scout troop in Bergen County.

Activities are held throughout the winter and summer months, including day hikes and overnight camping trips to Harriman State Park in New York, rock climbing, ski trips, a high-adventure canoe trek in the Adirondacks, and two weeks at Forestburg Scout Reservation in New York. The troop also participates in trips and conclaves with other shomer Shabbat Scout troops.

Scouts have the opportunity to earn merit badges and rank advancements under the guidance of senior Scout leaders and adult advisers.

Call Scoutmaster Daniel Chazin at (201) 836-7019, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any changes in dates:  


Cub Scouts 613

Cub Scout Pack 613, now located at the JCOT, invite boys K-4th grade to our exciting, fun, programs.  We have trips, outdoor activities, and wholesome activities that support middos and derech eretz that we hold dear in the community.  For more information, contact Cubmaster Uri Gutfreund @ 201-286-3323 or or check out our facebook

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