The Teaneck-Bergenfield Area Eruv
consists of two separate
areas, North and South of Route 4.
Each area constitutes a complete, independent Eruv
as the Northern Eruv
and Southern Eruv
The two Eruvin
are linked at specific locations by crossovers,
as described below.
Please note that it is possible for one Eruv
to be operable
even when the other is not.
The Northern and Southern Eruvin
are supervised and maintained
by the rabbinic authorities of each area.
One should ascertain before Shabbat
whether the Eruv
This can be accomplished by calling the Eruv
line on Friday
afternoon at: (201) 530-0222
It is generally not permissible
to carry on any street
designated as a border of the Eruv
contact his/her Rabbi regarding utilization
of any border streets.
One may carry on either side of the following crossings at Route 4: the
Palisades Avenue underpass, the Windsor Road underpass and the Lincoln
Place footbridge. One may carry only on the side of the Sussex
Road-Garrison Avenue bridge and the Queen Anne Road underpass.
The approaches from the Northern
area to the crossovers at Sussex Road and Queen Anne Road
must be utilized with particular care and attention to the exact
borders of the Eruv
There are two requirements that must be fulfilled in order for the
to be rendered effective:
- The area must be converted into a reshut hayachid
(private domain). This is accomplished via a series of wires and
strings that surround the area in accordance with proper halachic
- An Eruv Chatzerot must be established, which converts
all of the separate private domains into one large private
Everyone who uses the Eruv
should know the location of the
used for the Eruv Chatzerot
, and all should
realize that they have a portion in the matzah
and a right to
utilize it upon request.
Please be advised that the Eruv Chatzerot
for the Northern
is located in the home of Rabbi
, 312 Briarcliff Road, and the Eruv
for the Southern Eruv
is housed in
Congregation Beth Aaron