Thursdays Are For Poetry: Featuring Zev Shanken

January 18th, 2016

Thursdays Are For Poetry is delighted to  announce that Zev Shanken will be our featured poet on Thursday, Feb 18, 2016.   Zev will be reading two sections of his new poetry book , “Memory Tricks”, in their entirety. After this special presentation,  general discussion will follow. Open mic with short poems only. 7:30-9:30. $6 donation at the door.


Zev Shanken Biography


Zev Shanken is a retired teacher of English for the New York City Department of Education. He is currently an adjunct professor of English at Kean College and the College of Staten Island.  Mr. Shanken is the recipient of two NEH Summer Fellowship for High School Teacher Grants: “The Art of Biblical Narrative,” Northwestern University.  Director: Wolfgang Roth; “The Lyric Poetry of Shakespeare, Keats, Whitman and Yeats,” Harvard.  Director: Helen Vendler.


Recent poems of his have appeared in The New Verse News, Yes! Poetry, Brownstone Poets Anthology, Terra Nova Books’ volume on mourning entitled Liminal Space; Weathered Pages; Jewish Currents; and brevitas annuals 2010 through 15. His poem “When the Father of an Old Girlfriend Dies” received an Honorable Mention in the North Colorado Writer’s 2015 Contest and appears in the current issue of Pooled Ink: 2016.  In 1996, Blue Begonia Press published Mr. Shanken’s chapbook, Al Het. 

Recent poems have also appeared in First Literary Review-East.
Mr. Shanken is cofounder of Thursdays are for Poetry, a monthly gathering of poets in Bergen County, NJ. He is a devoted member of brevitas, an on-line poetry group dedicated to the short poem.


On February 18, he will read from selections from his new manuscript, Memory Tricks.

Yachad presents: Family Game Night

December 14th, 2015

Yachad Presents:

Game Day

The family fun day that is:



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Sunday, February 21 at 4-6 pm at thegames

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Women’s Learning at the Teaneck General Store

May 30th, 2015

Sunday mornings*,  10:30-11:30 am

at the Teaneck General Store

Julie Farkas leads a  weekly learning class for women of all denominations and backgrounds. Occasional guest speakers from  a variety of Jewish lifestyles and perspectives  adds understanding and meaning of Jewish holidays, lifestyles, bible and traditions..

The culmination of study is an optional  trip to Israel

There is no charge for the class that meets most Sunday mornings at the Teaneck General Store, 502a Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ.

*Due to space limitations and schuduling concerns,  reservations are required.

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Mah Jongg Lessons with Elyse Hirsch

March 29th, 2015
Mah Jongg 
with Morah Elisa
Returning to the Teaneck General Store
January 11 at 7pm
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