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    • If anyone is interested in learning more information about Passaic/Clifton, please call Nissi at 917-485-2789 and he should be able to help.

Accountants:
  • Stein, Barry; "Provides personal, corporate and non-profit accounting and tax work. We tailor all of our services to meet our clients' tax and accounting needs and keep them in compliance." 646-284-3377; BSteinaccountant@gmail.com
Attorneys:
  • Chapman, Louis; contract law; 973-632-8400
  • Karfunkl,Benji; contract law; 862-210-8220
  • Rosenblum (traffic tickets); 888-883-5529; https://traffictickets.com
Automotive / Mechanics:
  • Family Auto - aka Stadium Auto Body; 442 Van Houten; 973-454-8577
  • Simon Says Stop; pads, rotors, calipers, bearings. Owned by Simon Berebbi. Comes to your location. 347-768-0807
  • "Yossi by Titan"; a mechanic named Yossi Becker who works in a gas/repair station called Titan. Fixes cars. 43 Main Ave; 414-975-5694.
Bakery:
  • Yochie's Heimishe Kosher Bakery; free cake for new Passaic resident!; 217 Main Ave; 973-471-3080
  • Patis Bakery; not in Passaic technically, but about 10 minutes away - many people from Passaic frequent it. 323 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. 201-438-4004; www.patis.com
  • Season's - Full kosher grocery store with bakery section -  467 Allwood Rd, 973-339-0900, seasonskosher.com, Sun-Tues: 7AM-8PM, Wed: 7AM-10PM, Thur: 7AM-midnight, Fri: 7AM-2 hours before Shabbos
Contractors:
  • Avrahami, Yosef;
  • Patino; recommended by Y Okhstein for small/med jobs; 201-682-6368
Custom T-Shirts / Apparel
Dentists
  • Solaimanzadeh, Sami; 973-644-0088
  • Eyal Simchi - Pediatric Dentist, excellent with kids
Electricians:
  • Yosef; 917-770-0449; www.cityelectric.us
  • Rosenberg, Mayer; 908-670-7572; mayer_rosenberg@yahoo.com
  • YOLO Electric (Yoni Loriner); 347-701-3405
  • Zentman; 732-773-3990
Entertainers
Grocery Stores:
  • Season's - Full kosher grocery store with large takeout section -  467 Allwood Rd, 973-339-0900, seasonskosher.com, Sun-Tues: 7AM-8PM, Wed: 7AM-10PM, Thur: 7AM-midnight, Fri: 7AM-2 hours before Shabbos
  • Kosher Konnection - 200 Main Ave - 973-777-1120, Full kosher grocery store - kosherkonnectiononline.com 
Haircuts:
  • Benyamin Nabati - booking online preferred: https://nabatihaircuts.simplybook.me or text/call 917-379-5594. Location is 34 Main Ave (signage refers to "Vincent's hair cuts"). Walk-in is a bad idea unless you are going very off peak. Email:benyamin37@icloud.com
  • LA Hair Design; Walk-ins only, ask for Ali. 166 Main Ave; 973-471-6649
  • Union Haircutters & Planet Kidz (for children); 325 Union Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070; (201) 939-4442;
Handyman:
  • Ungar; frum handyman. Nate! recommends highly. 973-362-5567
Hatters / Milliners:
  • Hirschman Hatters; R Berel Hirschman sells hats out of his house. Call to make appointment: 973-815-0884; CHECKS OR CASH ONLY; 251 Pennington
  • Mezei, Moshe - hat maintenance. Trained by Borsalino. Blocking, steaming, fixing, reshaping; 201-694-3569. Pickup and Delivery available.
HVAC:
  • Overcool; frum company with top quality work, but still reasonable prices. They do residential and commercial heating and cooling. 201-817-9808. www.overcoolgroup.com
IT / Computer Help:
  • Saplitsky, Shane; 214-354-6036; shanesaplitsky@gmail.com
Judaica and Seforim:
  • Z. Berman Books - large seforim collection, full service Judaica - 232 Terhune Ave, 973-471-1765, https://zbermanbooks.com
  • The Linen Shop - doesn't sell seforim, but has nice Judaica, bedding, gifts, and candy platters. 227 Main Ave; (973) 249-7597. Generally is open after 11AM and closed before 5PM. http://thelinenshopnj.com/
Junk Removal / Demolition:
Learning Opportunities / Shiurim:
  • The 6AM Chaburah. Official name is "The Passaic Clifton Chaburah". Learns at 6AM Mon-Fri in Kol Yeshurun (see Shuls below). Learning Masechta Brachos.  For more information please Whatsapp 914-584-8921.
  • Daf Yomi by Rabbi Ari Schoenfeld. Learns at 5:50AM in Kol Yeshurun (see Shuls below)
Martial Arts Lessons:
Movers:
  • Schulgasser
Music Lessons:
  • Golombeck, Shlomo; DJ, guitar, keyboard, piano, ukulele, voice; 973-803-1235; info@shlomogolombeck.com; www.shlomogolombeck.com
Notary:
  • Friedman, Natan; natanfriedman@gmail.com; 917-733-2863
  • Golombeck, Shlomo; 973-803-1235; info@shlomogolombeck.com; www.shlomogolombeck.com
  • Moeller, Nesanel; 845-304-8123
  • Mezei, Mo; 201-694-3569
Optometrists:
  • Family Eye Center; 124 Main Ave; 973-916-5050
Painters:
  • Abrahams, Tzvi; 862-621-7689
  • Clifton Hardware and Paint; they do not actually paint but can refer you to their network they know about; 741 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013; 973-860-3040
  • Schachner, Emanuel; 908-489-0180
  • Oscar (from Avi Walles); 973-851-3339
  • Patino; 201-682-6368
Photographers:
  • Kruter, Meir;
  • Pollack, Avi; 646-675-5480
  • Rodionov, Misha; contact on facebook
  • Simcha Connections; contact Eliezer Blejer at 973-979-7262;
  • Weintraub, Eli; 973-699-1349; www.eliweintraub.com
Plumbers:
  • Freedman, Gershon; 216-401-8748
  • Price, Ari; 301-332-1957
  • Vann, Ben; 973-861-9917
Restaurants (Dairy):
  • Jerusalem Pizza (aka Teddy's) - pizza and falafel - 233 Main Avenue, 973-778-0960, www.passaicjerusalempizza.com; under supervision of PCK
  • Prima Pizza - pizza, falafel, salad bar, and sushi - 224 Brook Avenue, 973-471-9866, primapizzaandcafe.com; under supervision of PCK
  • Kosher Bagel Munch - bagels, challah, pasta - 200 Main Avenue, 973-614-9475, no website (next door to Kosher Konnection); under supervision of PCK
Restaurants (Meat):
  • Junior's - fast food (burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, sushi) - 215 Main Avenue, 973-471-5635, juniorskosher.com; under supervision of PCK
  • Main Ingredient - fast food, focus on catering and Shabbos food also - 113 Main Avenue, 973-776-6246, mainingredientpassaic.com; under supervision of PCK
  • Great Falls Bistro - CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR COVID - fancier fare, tapas, steaks, full bar - 220 Passaic Street, 973-473-1007, greatfallsbistro.com; under supervision of OU
Shatnez Testing and Removal:
  • Rabbi S Abraham; 10 Temple Place; 720-490-7231
Shuls / Synagogues (Central Passaic):
  • Ahavas Israel- aka "The Ahavas" or "Ahavas". This is the minyan factory shul in town, although note there is no shkiya mincha/maariv minyan. Parking is difficult for peak Shacharis times, but many park in the mikva parking lot. There is an app to keep track of the various minyanim times. Rov: Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman. 973-777-5929 - 181 Van Houten, intersection with High Street, www.ahavasisrael.org - calendar is kept up to date on the site. Nusach Ashkenaz.
  • Bais Torah u'Tefila - aka BTU - scant parking behind building, but large lot (of former hospital) is available for use on corner of Aycrigg and Pennington. Entrance to large lot is on Pennington.  218 Aycrigg Ave - Rav: Rabbi Menachem Zupnik. Many Minyanim throughout the day. https://www.btupassaic.com/ Nusach Ashkenaz.
  • Tifereth Israel - 180 Passaic Avenue. Office: 973-773-2552; Rav: Rabbi Aaron Cohen. Nusach Sfard.
Shuls / Synagogues (around Main Ave):
  • Rav: Rabbi Weinberger
  • Rabbi Berkowitz
  • Jewish Family Service - aka JFS; Rav: Rabbi Spira
Shuls / Synagogues (West Passaic, edge of Clifton):
  • Adas Israel - aka "The Adas". 565 Broadway. Large parking lot (does not allow people to park there NOT davening in their shul). Popular venue for simchas and other events. Siman Psicha: 2x Chai, 3x Chai. Typical weekday has early shacharis 6:45/6:50, and 8AM shacharis. Early Mincha at 1:15PM, and mincha/maariv b'zman. 9PM maariv with shiur. Shabbos Shacharis is 8:30AM, there is an early mincha at 2:00 PM, and then mincha bzman with shalosh seudos, followed by Maariv. Sunday has 8:30AM Shacharis, and a 9:15AM Shacharis (9:15 occasionally struggles with getting a minyan) and mincha/maariv and 9PM maariv. See below for other minyanim housed within the same building. Rov: Rabbi Pinchos Novoseller. Nusach Ashkenaz except on Shabbos.
  • Kehilas Bais Yosef - 580 Broadway. Small parking lot in back. Earliest Shacharis in this section. Also has minyan at 7:15AM. Rav: Rabbi Dovid Hirsch. Nusach Ashkenaz.
  • Kol Yeshurun - 540 Broadway. Small parking lot. Parking is quite difficult on weekdays because of high demand. Shacharis is 6:55AM on Monday and Thursday. 7:00AM other weekdays. 6:45AM Rosh Chodesh. Shabbos Shacharis is 8:15AM, mincha typically bzman, but never later than 6PM typically, which you should keep in mind. Rav: Rabbi Aharon Cohen. No real website, but you can donate at https://www.rayze.it/kolyeshurun/. Nusach Ashkenaz.
Shuls / Synagogues (Clifton):
  • Beis Shalom - 733 Passaic Ave. Huge parking lot. Known to be an efficient minyan. Caution on Shabbos: right at edge of Eruv. M/Th 6:55AM. Tue/Wed/Fri: 7:00AM. Shabbos: 8:30AM. Sunday: 8:15AM. Sun-Thurs Mincha/Maariv bzman. Rav: Rabbi Avraham Shulman. Nusach Ashkenaz. http://www.kbsclifton.com/
Tailors:......................................................

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Transportation Information and tips:
How does one get to NYC?
One of Passaic's big advantages is its close proximity to NYC. Without traffic one could get into Manhattan via the Lincoln Tunnel in about twenty minutes or so. However, of course, this is largely irrelevant because of traffic.

In terms of public transportation, many people take the train, (Passaic Station, located at intersection of Van Houten / Lackawanna and Passaic Ave) operated by NJ Transit, to Secaucus, and transfer there for a train to NY Penn Station. Note that the side of the tracks for trains headed towards NYC is the side closer to Passaic Ave. One could alternatively take the train to Hoboken (last stop of train) and from there either take the PATH train or ferry across the water.

Other people take buses. Still others take the Paterson Express buses, aka "Spanish buses" or jitneys. You can catch either one of these at Van Houten and Main Ave, A1 Nutrition corner.


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1) Reviews/recommendations for mechanic?

Any thoughts on the Titan station?

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1) Reviews/recommendations for mechanic?

Any thoughts on the Titan station?

2) Any electrician recommendations?
1)He is supposedly good. There's also tony on broadway and brook as well. Note he has a big mouth so just go with the flow...
2) Theres a bunch in the wiki. You can also try Uri 973-896-0791

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Does anyone have an extra bottle of Adwe Antacid/heartburn relief that I can buy.
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Does anyone have an extra bottle of Adwe Antacid/heartburn relief that I can buy.
Seasons and the pharmacies don't sell it and KK is out of stock.
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Does anyone have an extra bottle of Adwe Antacid/heartburn relief that I can buy.
Seasons and the pharmacies don't sell it and KK is out of stock.
Most of the tums brand are ok as per R Blumenkrancz book.

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Didnít someone pass away from a stomach implosion after doing that following eating a food containing vinegar a couple Pesachs ago?
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Didnít someone pass away from a stomach implosion after doing that after having vinegar a couple Pesachs ago?
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Didnít someone pass away from a stomach implosion after doing that following eating a food containing vinegar a couple Pesachs ago?
It must have been a lot more than a quarter teaspoon. Antacids are the same carbonate.
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Anywhere to say birchas ha'ilanos?

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Anywhere to say birchas ha'ilanos?

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Below is a list of fruit trees in the Passaic/Clifton kehila as of 2019.  It wasn't updated last year with COVID restrictions.  If there are any changes to this list, please let us know and we will update.

 

FRUIT TREES IN PASSAIC/CLIFTON
                2019
During the month of Nissan you have an opportunity to make a Bracha on fruit trees in bloom
                
CHECK WITH YOUR L.O.R.  THIS IS INFORMATIONAL ONLY!
                
The following Bracha is said only once a year, during the month of Nisan, on fruit trees in blossom.   
                
ברוך אתה ד' אלוקינו מלך העולם שלא חסר בעולמו כלום וברא בו בריות טובות ואילנות טובים להנות בהם בני אדם
                
Transliterated:  Boruch ata Hashem Elokeinu melech haolam shelo chisar ba'olamo klum, uvara vo beriyos tovos v'ilanos tovim lehanos bahem b'nei adam.
                
Translated: Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has made nothing lacking in His world, and created in it goodly creatures and goodly trees to give mankind pleasure.
                
House#   Street   City       Added instructions
73   Amsterdam Ave   Passaic   73 Amsterdam Ave, Passaic   By back porch
102   Aycrigg Ave   Aycrigg Ave   102 Aycrigg Ave, Passaic   
199   Aycrigg Ave   Aycrigg Ave   199 Aycrigg Ave, Passaic   2 apple & 1 cherry tree back yard right by white fence
37   Barry Place   Passaic   37 Barry Place, Passaic   
13   Benson Ct   Passaic   13 Benson Ct, Passaic   Apple trees in front of  Animal Control building.
216   Boulevard   Passaic   216 Boulevard, Passaic   Cherry tree
287   Brook Ave   Passaic   287 Brook Ave, Passaic   Pear tree next to the driveway (on Dakota)
360   Brook Ave   Passaic   360 Brook Ave, Passaic   Front yard (plum tree - only tree there)
40   Crescent Ave   Passaic   40 Crescent Ave, Passaic   
25   Dakota St   Passaic   25 Dakota St, Passaic   
150   Elmwood   Passaic   150 Elmwood Ave, Passaic   Between Brook and Pleasant (2 plum trees in front)
167   High St   Passaic   167 High St, Passaic   Cherry & pear trees and grape vine all in backyard
177   High St   Passaic   177 High St, Passaic   
201   High St   Passaic   201 High St, Passaic   Pear tree in backyard
23   High St   Passaic   223 High St, Passaic   The Grubins also have a Crabapple, apple & cherry trees-backyard. Cherry tree on side; crabapple by deck, and apple by shrubs backyard.
322   High St   Passaic   322 High St, Passaic   
104   Howard   Passaic   104 Howard, Passaic   Corner of Park. Complete with brochas on fence
37   Idaho St   Passaic   32 Idaho St, Passaic   Pear tree in backyard next to garage
49   Idaho St   Passaic   49 Idaho St, Passaic   Cherry tree
71   Kensington Terr   Passaic   71 Kensington Terr Passaic   2 apple & 1 peachs tree front yard
105   Meade Ave   Passaic   105 Meade Ave, Passaic   
102   Palmer St   Passaic   102 Palmer St, Passaic   
248   Passaic Ave   Passaic   248 Passaic Ave, Passaic   Across from Barry Gardens (tree in front of house)
733   Passaic Ave   Clifton   733 Passaic Ave, Clifton   Apple tree near playground (Beth Shalom)
270   Pennington Ave   Passaic   270 Pennington Ave, Passaic   
137   Ridge Ave   Passaic   137 Ridge Ave, Passaic   Fruit Trees in back yard
408   South Parkway   Clifton   408 South Parkway, Clifton   Backyard between the shed and the swing set
57   Temple Place   Passaic   57 Temple Place, Passaic   Front yard
107   Virginia Ave   Clifton   107 Virginia Ave, Clifton   back yard via driveway, right facing the house