Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn will celebrate its 50th anniversary on June 5 at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck. The shul will salute and honor past presidents, as well as the leaders who headed its men’s club and sisterhood. A video chronicling the past 50 years will be shown.
Half a century ago, a pioneering group of men and women had the idea of creating an Orthodox synagogue in Fair Lawn. This led to the formation of Congregation Shomrei Torah and the transformation of Jewish Fair Lawn.
Rabbi Benjamin Yudin and his wife, Shevi, were chosen to lead the congregation. The journey began in a small private home with a nucleus of families. Over time, the shul grew physically and in membership. It spawned the formation of other area shuls, a mikveh, an eruv, and a charity fund, which benefits the needy. Shomrei Torah also “adopted” Maon, an Israeli city, which has benefitted from this relationship. For information call (201) 791-7910.