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Our New Youth Directors

The Jewish Center of Teaneck welcomes Rav Yishai Klein and Yiskah Klein as the new 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).

Shabbat Youth Schedule

Shabbat Youth Schedule 

9:45 -11:15 Pre-K and Kindergarten with 
Daphna Cohen and Miriam Leah Mincis in Room 106

9:45- 11:15 1st and 2nd grade with Dara Zaer in Room 107

9:45-11:15 Youth Minyan 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 the Playroom with Yiskah Klein

Afternoon Youth groups for  grades 3-5 right after Mincha


Shabbat Youth Minyan for 3rd to 5th Grade Boys and Girls

The 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

Please join the Jewish Center of Teaneck for an exciting new Shabbat afternoon activity. The Dr. Walter and Betty Hauser Shabbat Afternoon weekly Youth Parshah event will take place every Shabbat 30 minutes before minchah. This is for children grades K-4th. There will be Snacks and special prizes!  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:  


The Amsel Big Bread Burn in Loving Memory of Elizabeth Sher   

Please save the date Friday, March 30 from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon 
for the The Amsel Big Bread Burn in Loving Memory of Elizabeth Sher, named this year for our late congregant Elizabeth Sher who had been active in all the previous Big Bread Burns, but sadly passed away last December. 

As in the past, the Teaneck Fire Department will have Fire Trucks in our parking lot for a photo op for all the kids who come to burn their little bags of Chometz. The Jewish Center of Teaneck, in partnership with Heichal HaTorah, along with many of the Synagogues and other local Jewish organizations, will be giving out red Fire Chief hats and Streits Kosher for Passover lollipops to all attendees.

We are looking for volunteers to greet the attendees and help hand out the Fire hats and lollipops and help make this a festive event marking the beginning of Passover. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Sigi Laster at: sigilaster, or just show up on the morning of Friday, March 30.

Special reminder: Please place your Chometz in paper bags before throwing them into the dumpsters. There will also be garbage cans available for plastic bags and other garbage.

Happy Pesach to All

For any questions, please email or call 201-833-0515. 
Thank you

Mon, March 19 2018 3 Nisan 5778