Claire Ginsburg Goldstein
the teddy bear Rabbi

Teddy bear heroes launch us into our 21st year

 ( I have been granted permission to share theses photos. ) Our most recent teddy bear heroes. We are so proud of their work. Erez brought 100s of teddy bears over for us over the years. Eddie Wolfe met him at the airport upon arrival.  Susan is another heroine. She has been collecting for us for decades.  What would we do without their help? We are so ver grateful for all that they have done to help our cause. We can continue to help Israelis due to their efforts. 

Thank you so much!

Rabbi Claire Ginsburg Goldstein

Bears from Bergenfield

In our 21st year

About to reach 200,000

199, 907 to date

Share a teddy bear and show you care.

About the Author
Rabbi Claire conceived of the concept Bears from Bergenfield upon a routine check of the Israeli staff at camp SLC August of 2001. She realized that the world needed to wake up and become aware of the suffering the Israelis were enduring as the Palestinians continued their intifada against them. After 18 years and 195,000 teddy bears amassed and redistributed, Rabbi Claire is searching for more public platforms to proliferate and advance her message, that Jewish lives matter, especially with a teddy bear. Rabbi Claire lives in Bergen County with her husband of 38 years, Larry, and their 4 children, Sam, Shira, Seth, and Sarah Rose, plus their incoming son-in-law Ivan. For further information of how to get involved with this endearing project, contact her at