A Shul built on tradition and community

Built on Tradition.

Welcome to Young Israel of Aberdeen - Congregation Bet Tefilah, an orthodox synagogue serving the Aberdeen, Hazlet, Holmdel and Morganville communities.

Since 1979, Congregation Bet Tefilah has uninterruptedly maintained its strong Orthodox standards. The shul supplements a daily minyan with a myriad of Torah classes and community activities. Our Torah classes include the concise Halachic shiur following the daily minyan, inspirational Shabbos pre-Mincha shiur on Pirkei Avos and many more. Our shul is open to the community every Sunday morning for our famous "Breakfast and Learn" program which combines an old-fashioned, full brunch-type breakfast with an up-to-the-minute, topical discussion of Halacha, These are just a few of the shul's offerings that create a warm and vibrant community. We invite you to visit our shul and see firsthand why we are built on tradition.

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Morning Services

Sunday - 8:00 am

Mon, Thurs - 6:20 am

Tues, Wed, Fri - 6:30 am

Shabbos - 9:00 am

 

Location

479 Lloyd Road
Aberdeen, NJ 07747

Tel: (908) 783-0014

FAX: (201) 333-5008

 

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About YIA

RABBI YAAKOV TESSER

Rabbi

Rabbi Yaakov Tesser is the dynamic young leader behind much of the expanding activities that make the shul and community so exciting. Educated at Yeshivas Ner Moshe, in Jerusalem as well as locally, at Yeshiva Gedola of Cliffwood, in Aberdeen, NJ. As a student, he not only studied many tractates of the Talmud in depth and exhaustively covered topics in Halacha, but was among the founders of the community kollel, which remains there today. The Rabbi’s continuing connection with the Yeshiva through his teaching and advising of the bachurim enables him to make arrangements for advanced study at the Yeshiva for those members of the congregation who wish to do so. Rabbi Tesser, his wife Malky and 4 children reside in Aberdeen.

Rabbi Tesser is available for consultations on all subject matter. Feel free to contact him with your questions and/or concerns.

Tel: 908.783.0014, 

Email: yaakovtesser@outlook.com

 

STEVEN DUBLON

President

Born and raised in Washington Heights, Steven Dublon attended Talmud Torah and belonged to Congregation Shaare during his formative years. He has taught at P.S. 194 Manhattan for over 34 years and has been President of Young Israel of Aberdeen for the last 15 years. Steve carries out multiple functions for the Shul including frequently leading services and weekly Torah Parsha readings. When he is not showing his dedication to the shul, he enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Email: sdublon@yahoo.com

 

MORTON BUCHALTER

Treasurer

Morton Buchalter, CPA, has been the Treasurer at YIA for several years. 

 

YIA Sisterhood

The YIA Sisterhood is an active group of women whose mission is to do whatever is needed--when and wherever needed-- to assist the shul, while still managing to have (kosher!) fun.  The year kicks off with a paid-up-membership dinner at a nearby kosher restaurant and then year-round fundraising efforts -- from the YIA calendar to mishloah manos Purim baskets, from a Pesach wine sale to Yom Tov and Shabbos kiddushim -- are interspersed with gatherings such as movie nights, sports events and parties for whichever occasions may present themselves. Performing mitzvos in a social context is the order of the day.

SISTERHOOD CONTACTS

Eleanor Edelstein, President - adily@aol.com
Judy Mindick, Treasurer - jmindick@aol.com

 

Bayshore Hebrew Sunday School

It is our commitment at BayShore Hebrew Sunday School that each child receives a Jewish education no matter the background and family affiliations. It is our commitment to every Jewish Child to teach him and to ensure our Heritage passed to the next generation. It is our commitment to ensure our values and traditions stay sacred and properly cherished by our children. 

Directed by the shul’s Rabbi and taught by two seminary-educated young women, the school has engendered such enthusiasm and produced such excellent results among its students that many of their parents have been drawn into shul activities and even spend their chagim with us.

 

The Community

Welcome to Aberdeen, NJ, a unique community that combines abundant natural beauty, easy access to urban centers and every amenity you could ask for, all wrapped up in a surprisingly affordable package. Surrounded by an extensive eruv, Young Israel of Aberdeen, hosts minyanim throughout the week and a Mikvah. This active 100% Orthodox synagogue is hospitable to everyone from all walks of life. A Kosher Experience in the nearby, award-winning supermarket can alone satisfy all your kosher food needs, yet is readily supplemented with local, fresh produce at nearby year-round and seasonal farm markets. A quality Jewish education through middle school is available at Shalom Torah Academy, a mere ten minutes away as well as a sea of selections in Lakewood just 30 minutes away. Aberdeen’s Yeshivah Gedolah of Cliffwood provides a wide variety of learning opportunities that can be arranged through our Rabbi.

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The City of Aberdeen Eruv

The City of Aberdeen Eruv is under the Hashgacha of the Shul's Rabbi Yaakov Tesser. The Rav Hamachshir overseeing the entire operation of the Eruv is Rabbi Rephoel Szmerla of Lakewood, New Jersey. The Eruv is checked weekly and is approved Kosher in accordance with the strictest level of Halacha. For further questions regarding the Eruv, please ask the Rabbi.

Kosher Eateries

Kosher Chinese Express in Manalapan delivers their amazing food to our area as well as Glatt Bite in Lakewood. Lakewood is just 30 minutes away and is home to many restaurants. Capri Kosher, a Kosher dairy restaurant in Manalapan is a great place to eat and offers an array of Italian food options. 

Shopping

Shoprite of Aberdeen holds a fully stocked Kosher experience. Fresh and delicious kosher food is always available including seasonal products for all Yomim Tovim. The Frum staff at Kosher experience has been super accommodating over the years making it the number one shopping place for all families of the nearby Kollel families in Cliffwood as well as the Young Israel of Aberdeen families. 

 

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Weekly Dvar Torah on the Parsha

February 9, 2018

Parshat Mishpatim

Keep on growing

 The Parsha begins with the laws of “Eved Ivri”. If the Slave says after 6 years he is happy with his wife, kids, and master, we take him to a door post and pierce his ears. As the Gemara quoted in Rashi explains, because it is “this ear which heard at Sinai not to steal and not to become a slave and didn’t follow, we pierce his ears”. Seems this is the punishment for wanting to stay his additional period as a slave.

For us to understand this, it would seem to require clarification. We have many mitzvot in the torah, yet we don’t see elsewhere should a man not listen to the commandment of the torah that the punishment follows to have hois ears pierced. Does it say if a man speaks Lashon Harah (evil Slander) we bring him to a door post and pierce his ears because “these ears which heard by Har Sinai not to speak evil, did”? 1 Or someone who eats of the Sukka on Sukkot or Chometz on Pesach, we pierce his ears?!

Another question which bothers many is why do we pierce his ears for stealing and becoming a slave only after six years? Shouldn’t this be done immediately on year one? Why wait the six years.

In my humble opinion, I believe the understanding is as follows: As Jewish people with many beautiful mitzvot which we are lucky to perform and succeed, we also have an evil inclination (Yetzer Hara) which tries to sway us away from doing the mitzvot. This is the essence of a Jew and the purpose of our lives. To win over the Yetzer Hara, avoid temptation and do the commandments of Hashem. Yet, we tend to fall and fail. We must get back up of course, but we recognize falling to temptation as something which happens.

If someone were to be a sinner and say “I sinned and I love it. All is well! I like being a sinner” the Torah recognizes this as something terrible. The essence of a Jew is to constantly grow. We must live our lives always looking to climb the next step in the ladder becoming closer to Hashem and being better Jews.

The slave which sinned by stealing and thus became a slave for six years is a sin which perhaps was triggered by Yetzer Hara. Yet, when he says “I love my wife, children and master” after the six years is his way of saying “life is great! I sinned, I work for a man of flesh and blood, no Mitzvos need. All is well!” the torah has to give him the piercing to show him he is missing the purpose of being a Jew. Which is constantly to grow and become better.

 

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Contact Us

479 Lloyd Road, Aberdeen, NJ 07747
Tel: 908-783-0014

 

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