Business Directory

Religious Organizations

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Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
131 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
United States

The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is a welcoming, inclusive community dedicated to lifelong learning, to supporting each other, and to caring for the world. We are a progressive congregation affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. We value to diverse ways in which our members express their Jewish identities as we maintain an abiding respect for the traditions of the Jewish people. We offer opportunities for members of all ages and backgrounds to participate in a variety of ways, from ritual, to social justice, to the arts, to ways not yet imagined. We encourage our members’ involvement and creativity in shaping our community.

We have shared celebration, learning, service, and worship since our founding in 1960. Today we are a community of over 455 member units made up of families, couples, and singles who live not only in nearby Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods and DUMBO, but also in Lower Manhattan and other neighborhoods throughout the city.

With a small full-time professional staff and an active membership, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is proud to offer a full calendar of worship services, education programs, special events and opportunities to engage in Tikkun Olam that reflect the diverse interests and needs of this community.  As a founding member of the New York City Emergency Shelter Network, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue has maintained a homeless shelter during the winter months for more than 25 years.

Under the leadership of our Director of Early Childhood Education, our Preschool currently serves more than 70 children, half of whom are from BHS families.  Associate Rabbi-Educator oversees our Religious School for grades K-12 including post-b’nai mitzvah study featuring a 9th grade trip to Israel led by our Rabbis. Congregational learning extends, as well, to adults of all ages and interests.

Rabbi Serge Lippe provides spiritual leadership for the congregation. He is assisted by Rabbi Molly Kane, our Associate Rabbi-Educator and Cantor Bruce Ruben. We offer Friday evening Shabbat services and Saturday morning Torah study every week throughout the year, in addition to High Holiday and Festival worship services. All are welcome to worship with us.

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is a lay-led community governed by a 23-member Board of Trustees and an 8-member Executive Committee that meet regularly. Our members are actively involved in all aspects of congregational life, from shaping policies and organizing events to planning the growth of our community.

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.
Chabad Center for Jewish Life
At Chabad Center for Jewish Life, we are dedicated to serving all Jews with Ahavat Yisroel – an unconditional love and concern for every Jew.  We believe in the right of every Jew to experience the beautiful treasures of our Jewish heritage, regardless of religious background or financial status.

We are very happy and excited to be here, and have been receiving the most gracious welcome from everyone we’ve met.  We truly appreciate it!

We are devoted to strengthening the Jewish community through a wide variety of educational programs and social services, catering to Jews of all ages and walks of life.  These include:

Adult education classes
Hospital & nursing home visitations
Joyous holiday celebrations
Bat Mitzva Club
Teen programs
Children’s educational programs

We invite you to get involved.  As a community organization, we need your help.  Do you have any ideas for strengthening the community?  How about an area of expertise that you feel might be of service to others?  Please give us a call.  Working together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish!
Congregation Habonim
Congregation Habonim
Congregation Habonim is a vibrant neighborhood synagogue that seeks to create a haven of warmth and spiritual growth in a large and often anonymous city. Habonim, founded by German refugees who sought the solace of religious community in a new country, continues to be a synagogue that values our unique history. This is embodied through the emphasis on hachnasat orchim (the welcoming of guests) and the possibility for our members to develop strong relationships with the clergy and professional staff, and strong bonds of friendship with each other. The desire for a heimish, unpretentious environment of Talmud Torah (learning), Tefillah (prayer), andKehillah Kedosha (sacred community) for all ages is a core value of our congregation.

Our community values Talmud Torah (the study of our tradition). Many members of our community participate in regular study, including classes like Ohr Haboker and the Shabbat Beit Midrash. Adults with school-age children seek opportunities for family learning models that enable them to learn with their children and deepen the Jewish environment of their homes.

We also value tefillah (prayer) at Shabbat and holiday services. Shabbat services, for adults as well as for children, are participatory and draw from diverse segments of the community. Children’s services are an important element of communal life and provide both child-friendly tefillah and a sense of kehillah (community) for adult and child participants. Our nursery and religious schools prepare children for participation in Shabbat services through the age-appropriate instruction of songs and tefillot.

Our congregants value our multi-generational kehillah, and seek to act on the value of L’dor va’dor, establishing connections within people of varied ages in the synagogue. The Habonim Sisterhood and the Rosh Chodesh Group serve important roles in this ongoing work. Community members value the warmth and closeness of relationships forged here, and cite the quality of the friendships forged at Habonim as a unique and special quality of this congregation.
Congregation Ramath Orah
Welcome to Congregation Ramath Orah, a traditional, inclusive Orthodox synagogue in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Our historic building, located several blocks from Columbia University, is home to a diverse community, spirited prayer, engaging guest speakers, insightful study groups, and lively social gatherings. We are always excited to welcome newcomers, and to answer questions or help in any way to enhance your experience with us.
Fig Tree
Fig Tree
382 Jefferson Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11221
United States

Fig Tree is an independent Jewish education program for children ages 3 – 11. The purpose of Fig Tree is to provide a rich and accessible Jewish education to kids from interfaith, interracial and/ or secular backgrounds- or simply to families seeking a Hebrew School alternative.

Our mission is to instill pride and encourage growth of Jewish identity in our students, rooted in a strong foundation of Jewish religion, culture and heritage.

Please check out the Fig Tree website to learn more about our organization:
HAFTR educates students from age two to twelfth grade to be b’nei/b’not Torah in modern society who will love Hashem, study Torah, observe halacha and connect to the Jewish nation, the Hebrew language and Medinat Yisrael. Our students are guided to be responsible and sensitive to all members of the larger American and global communities.

HAFTR cultivates each student’s unique talents within a program of academic excellence in Judaic and General Studies and through a rich array of extra-curricular activities. Our graduates will be prepared for life: to learn and to lead.
Hebrew Free Burial Association
The Hebrew Free Burial Association (HFBA) devotes its resources to performing chesed shel emet (the ultimate act of lovingkindness- for the deceased who are unable to repay the kindness). It is the only agency in the greater New York metropolitan area dedicated to assuring that every Jew, regardless of financial means or religious affiliation, receives a dignified, traditional Jewish funeral and burial.

Since its inception in the 1880’s, the Hebrew Free Burial Association has buried over 65,000 indigent Jews. They have ranged in age from newborn to the elderly, and they may meet their ends in a hospital, nursing home, lonely apartment or even on the street.
North Shore Synagogue
North Shore Synagogue
83 Muttontown Road <br>
Syosset, New York 11791
United States

The mission of North Shore Synagogue is to join with our members in building a community where the practice of Reform Judaism enriches and uplifts our lives with understanding, warmth, friendship and meaning.

Though our members are drawn to our Synagogue for various reasons – spiritual, social, educational and charitable – we seek to forge a common bond of commitment to Jewish heritage, tradition and people even as we affirm the freedom to express these shared values in creative and individualistic ways.

We envision a congregation:

• that assists members of all ages to more fully understand, embrace, value and practice their Judaism.

• where our members find a sanctuary from the stress of the outside world; a place to recharge our emotional and spiritual selves through community, music, meditation, study and prayer.

• whose programs are characterized by creativity, energy, purpose, involvement, depth, discovery, and enthusiasm.

• where the connection between learning and doing is reflected in the homes and lives of our members.

• whose members recognize that their fellow congregants are created b'tselem Elohim (in the image of God), and that together it is possible to create a sustaining, nurturing and spiritual Jewish community.

• whose programs deepen and enhance our members' connection to God and the rich history, culture, language, music and traditions of the Jewish people.

• that draws lines of connection between our members, Israel, and the larger Jewish and human communities.

• where the study of Torah and practice of Judaism leads to the performance of g'milut chasadim (deeds of loving-kindness) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

• whose members recognize and value the mitzvah of life-long Jewish learning.

• that embraces diversity, inviting all individuals and families who wish to create connections to Judaism to join with us in building and celebrating our community.

• where our members cherish their association with this congregation and the Jewish people.

• that understands that this sustaining vision of community can be realized only through a partnership of all our members, and that it is our shared responsibility to serve, support and care for one another.
Plainview Jewish Center
Plainview Jewish Center serves the Jewish communities of Plainview-Old Bethpage, Hicksville, Bethpage, Syosset, Woodbury and all surrounding areas. P.J.C. is unique among major Jewish congregations on Long Island. We provide the full service and programming of a large congregation, along with the warmth and friendly atmosphere associated with smaller synagogues.