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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
Appliance Repair:
  • Yitzchok Unger; Appliance Repair & More LLC, Call or text 973-362-5567
Attorneys:
  • Bildner, David; NY traffic tickets; ‎+1 (973) 981-0248
  • Chapman, Louis; contract law; 973-632-8400
  • Goldstein, Zev (Upstate and City traffic tickets); ‎+1 (845) 356-7770; monseylaw@gmail.com
  • Karfunkl,Benji; contract law; 862-210-8220
  • Rand, Levi; Real Estate; 973-649-9930; levi@lrandlaw.com
  • Rosenblum (traffic tickets); 888-883-5529; https://traffictickets.com
Automotive / Mechanics:
  • Accurate Auto Repair; 776 Bloomfield Avenue, Clifton NJ; (973) 907-0735
  • Armando's Auto Body; 801 Main Ave, Passaic NJ 07055, 973-773-0078
  • Dr. Detail; he comes to your house to do detailing. A member reports good service before Pesach. (201) 226-0092
  • Family Auto - aka Stadium Auto Body; 442 Van Houten; 973-454-8577
  • Labriola, Nick; +1 (973) 558-2008, located in Lodi, a member says he does great work on transmissions, is honest, provides photos.
  • New Trimble Auto Body; 214 Trimble Ave, Clifton NJ, (973) 546-6521; website
  • 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.
  • Wachtel, Yaacov; 973-454-8577; auto body work
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
Car Service/Taxi:
  • Yossie Weintraub; 973-699-3431
Contractors / Masonry:
  • Al Pro Construction; 1 (973) 836-3372; Masonry
  • Avrahami, Yosef; 973-472-9737; site
  • Carriere, Frank; 347-672-9798; Carpentry
  • Giovanni Carpentry; 201-233-3617; Carpentry
  • Patino; recommended by Y Okhstein for small/med jobs; 201-682-6368
  • Ricardo; ‎+1 (845) 670-6154;Masonry
  • Stubin, Avraham; 973-868-3929(made aliya)
  • Shnitzle Builders LLC; Decks, carpentry, trim, framing, Masonry, patio, block, brick, General construction,  Licensed and insured; 929-777-0372; Shnitzlebuilders.com; shnitzlebuilders@gmail.com
  • Weltch, David; 707-834-6070; Fencing and junk removal
Custom T-Shirts / Apparel
Dentists
  • Solaimanzadeh, Sami; 973-644-0088
  • Eyal Simchi - Pediatric Dentist, excellent with kids
Dry Cleaners:
  • Tower Cleaners; 125 Main Ave, Passaic NJ 07055; (973) 928-2359
  • VIP Cleaners (Shomer Shabbos); 973-685-4227; https://www.myvipcleaners.com/;Email: steve@myvipcleaners.com
Dryer Vent Cleaning:
  • Extreme Vent Cleaning; (516) 400-2823. Not local but will come in if you have a few people who want it.
  • Jim's Handyman Service, LLC. James Caratozzolo. NJ License: 13VH03094500. Office: 979-345-6080. Cell: 201-321-6424; jimshandymansvc1@aol.com. Does not specialize in Dryer Vents but a reviewer was impressed with his knowledge and Jim said that he knows how to do it.
  • Handymoe (Mezei, Moshe) - dryer vent cleaning as low as $100; 201-694-3569.
Electricians:
  • Yosef; 917-770-0449; www.cityelectric.us
  • YOLO Electric (Yoni Loriner); 347-701-3405
  • Zentman; 732-773-3990
Entertainers
Exterminators:
  • Guzman, Anthony with "Mitebuster Pest Control"; +1 201-815-6858; recommended by a member.
  • Sam the Bugman; +1 (201) 981-4826
  • Shneur Quinn; +1 (908) 670-9790
  • Tapick Exterminators; ‎tapicks@gmail.com; ‎+1 (973) 471-4138
Grocery Stores:
  • Aisle One - Full kosher grocery store with large takeout section. Part of a super store complex which has many other attractions. See "Brook Haven" section of wiki. - 217 Brook Avenue. (973) 952-6500
  • Kosher Konnection - 200 Main Ave - 973-777-1120, Full kosher grocery store - kosherkonnectiononline.com 
  • 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
Gemachs:
  • Freezers; Extra mini freezers available to prepare for upcoming simchas or in case of need. Contact Gavriel Toran - text/WhatsApp 267.970.4265
  • Loans; https://pcgemach.org/
  • Tables and Chairs; corner of Aycrigg and Passaic, in the three car garage right next to Dr. Carson's office. More info to be posted when available.
Gutter Cleaning:
  • Garden State Gutters; 973-669-9500
  • Perlmutter, Aron; 973-931-6419
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
  • Jack of all Fades (Mendy Antelis); 154 Park Ave, Passaic NJ; By APPOINTMENT ONLY; 973-518-1231
  • LA Hair Design; phone reservations 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:
  • Consider It Done. (973)836-9578
  • Eli Raider; Moving, Assembly, Installation and much more!! No job too big or small. +1 (973) 836-9578
  • Handymoe (Moshe Mezei);201-694-3569. Furniture Assembly/Repair, Interior paint/stain, drywall, minor plumbing/electrical/carpentry, window treatment installation, interior winterization, babyproofing, door hardware installation, tiling, grout, caulking, accessibility home upgrades, exterminating, gutters, seasonal maintenance, HVAC and more.
  • Jim's Handyman Service, LLC. James Caratozzolo. NJ License: 13VH03094500. Office: 979-345-6080. Cell: 201-321-6424; jimshandymansvc1@aol.com. A reviewer was very impressed with his skill, price, and communication. Was used to remove a skylight from a bathroom and replace small patch of roof along with vent install.
   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
  • Michael Hode (HVAC only); +1 (973) 460-6988
IT / Computer Help:
  • Computer Consulting Group offers computer and information technology consulting, sales, and service. Please call us for computer or tech issues. We offer a FREE tech 'quick session'; 347-694-8675 ; bill@computer-consulting-group-nj.com. Located in Passaic. Contact name is Zev Haas.
  • Saplitsky, Shane; 214-354-6036; shanesaplitsky@gmail.com
Judaica and Seforim:
  • Z. Berman Books - large seforim collection, full service Judaica - now located in Brook Haven mall at 217 Brook Avenue, 1st floor, 973-471-1765, https://zbermanbooks.com
  • Capitol Seforim - used seforim store, nice selection, good condition, good prices - half off or more.
  • 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:
Locksmiths:
  • Herman, Shmuel; 1 (917) 968-2870
Learning Opportunities / Morning Sedarim:
  • The 6AM Chaburah. Official name is "The Passaic Clifton Chaburah". Learns at 6AM Mon-Fri in Kol Yeshurun (see Shuls below). Learning Masechta Sukkah.  For more information please Whatsapp 914-584-8921.
Learning Opportunities / Night Sedarim:
  • Adas Night Seder. SCHEDULE: SUNDAY-THURSDAY 9:00 PM; Dirshu Mishna Berura - Daf Yomi - Kinyan Mesechta - Daf Hashavua - Chavrusa Learning. To inquire about any of the learning programs or to be set up with a Chavrusa please email Dovid.Schwartzberg@gmail.com.
  • Kol Yeshurun; Shivti Chabura; 9:00-9:55PM
Martial Arts Lessons:
Medical
  • Strep Test (Throat Culture); Moshe Raider; 1 (646) 739-6809
Mikva
  • The mikva is located at 244 High Street. As of 8/30/2022 they are doing construction in the parking lot there. Men use the mikva during the day and women at night. I will try to post hours another time. The kli mikva is entered via Van Houten Ave down some steps, same overall building.
Movers:
  • Eli Raider; Moving, Assembly, Installation and much more!! No job too big or small. +1 (973) 836-9578
  • 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:
  • Esty B Photography: 973-348-5155
  • 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
  • Lighthouse Cafe (f.k.a. Prima Pizza) - pizza, falafel, pasta, salad bar- now located 217 Brook Ave in Aisle 1, 3rd floor. Can order online using curbngo. https://primapizzaandcafe.com/ under supervision of PCK and R' Halberstam of Bais Din Minchas Chinuch. 
  • 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
Simcha Halls:
  • Avenue Event Center; "UP TO 350 PEOPLE, PRO LIGHTING SYSTEM, LED DANCE FLOOR, LED BAR & LOUNGE, VIDEO WALLS, SOUND SYSTEM, TABLES & CHAIRS AND MUCH MORE";  201-688-4050; avenueeventspace@gmail.com; https://linktr.ee/avenueeventcenter. Located at 60 Saddle River Ave, Garfield, NJ 07606
Sofer Services
  • Avrom Dahan; +1 (973) 907-3103; ‎Abdahan3@gmail.com
Shoe Repair:
  • Kerimoff Shoes; 488 Clifton Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011; (973) 955-4232; recommended by a member
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:Tree/Stump Removal:
  • Jamie Tree Removal; +1 (201) 414-3346 

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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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Re: Passaic And Clifton Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: January 02, 2024, 06:42:29 PM »
Best pizza/milchigs in Passaic - Clifton area?

Jerusalem Pizza (AKA Teddy's)

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« Reply #141 on: January 02, 2024, 07:06:57 PM »
Those are definitely the top two options
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Re: Passaic And Clifton Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: January 02, 2024, 07:18:21 PM »
Those are definitely the top only two options (unless you count the bagel store)
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Fair enough
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In case I wasn't clear, Jerusalem Pizza is my favorite.

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« Reply #145 on: January 03, 2024, 02:42:06 PM »
Best pizza/milchigs in Passaic - Clifton area?
IMO drive the 10 minutes to american dream for regular pizza. Lighthouse has a solid covered veg slice though. Not always available though. Passaic/clifton pizza is very hit or miss (IME).