Pratt Community Synagogue


of the Arts: your friendly, inclusive,


artsy, and diverse neighborhood synagogue

Rohr Chabad Jewish Center serving


the Pratt Area & the Downtown


Brooklyn Collegiate Community

Serving the Pratt / Clinton Hill Area


& the Downtown Brooklyn

Collegiate Community

We focus on using the arts


as a means for creative


self-expression and reflection

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Does Synagogue conjure up images of dried-out sponge cake and sticky, cough-syrup-like sacramental wine?

Pratt Community Synagogue of the Arts

Shabbat Morning Service: Saturdays at 10am, followed by Nosh & Schmooze at 12 noon.

Join an artistic community of upscale Brooklynites with a fresh vision for translating the inspiration of Judaism into contemporary culture. Reinvent the synagogue as a relaxed and enjoyable setting for personal growth and communal connection.

Hadas Gallery

Hadas Gallery

Current Show: “Williamsburg Shorts” by Lucio Zago
Lucio, an Italian native, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Brooklyn in the early 1990s. He’s currently writing and illustrating a graphic novel about Williamsburg.

As a community oriented forum, Hadas Gallery is open to the public and hosts workshops, artist lectures, and cultural events, as well as a rotating exhibition schedule. Hadas Gallery has an open submission policy, accepting work year round, please include your resume, artist statement and images. Would you like to be Gallery intern? Applicants should have backgrounds in art history or arts management and excellent personal and organizational skills. Interns are able to use the space for work and will be fast-tracked into upcoming shows.

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We strongly believe in creating a space where all people can connect with Jewish values, culture, community and religion by empowering them to explore, learn, and grow intellectually, spiritually and socially.

Change this to Student / Grad Life

Servicing: Pratt Institute / NYU Poly / Long Island University (LIU) / Brooklyn Law School / New York Technical College / St. George Hotel: Student Dorms and Residence & Everybody Else!

In a world of abounding choices, we offer a captivating array of opportunities which engage students in all things Jewish-- fun and thoughtful-- opening the door to life changing experiences. All students are welcome, regardless of affiliation and level of observance. Students take leadership roles in their campus communities, helping create the next generation of empowered Jewish leadership.

Simcha Weinstein is an internationally known speaker and the best-selling author of Up, Up, and Oy Vey: How Jewish History, Culture, and Values Shaped the Comic Book Superhero and Shtick Shift: Jewish Humor in the 21st Century.

He has appeared on CNN and NPR and has been profiled in leading publications, including the New York Times, Miami Herald, and London Guardian.

A syndicated columnist, he writes for the Jerusalem Post, JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency), the Royal Shakespeare Company, Condé Nast, and many other agencies.

He chairs the Religious Affairs Committee at Pratt Institute, the renowned New York art school and was recently voted “New York’s Hippest Rabbi” by PBS affiliate Channel 13.

Rabbi Simcha travels the globe lecturing, and is famous for his engaging speaking style.

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"Does Synagogue conjure up images of dried-out sponge cake and sticky sacramental wine? Reinvent the synagogue as a relaxed and enjoyable setting for personal growth and communal connection."

Shabbat Morning Services

10am - Service
12 Noon - Nosh & Schmooze

Rohr Jewish Center
541 Myrtle Avenue
(Facing the Pratt Store)
Clinton Hill / Bed Stuy, Brooklyn

Hadas Gallery Current Show: “Williamsburg Shorts” by Lucio Zago

Lucio, an Italian native, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Brooklyn in the early 1990s. He’s currently writing and illustrating a graphic novel about Williamsburg. It’s a comic book about his personal experiences and the neighborhood’s history. After receiving his degree from the Basel School of Design, Lucio moved to New York City where he has been working for 25 years as a graphic designer.
He has now returned to ink and paper in the style of the Belgian comics style. Hergé, Morris, Vandersteen, Uderzo, to name a few that have influenced him greatly

UPCOMING EVENT

Urban Grilling: Lag B’Omer, BBQ & Kumzitzs

Join a creative community of Brooklynites as diverse as the neighborhood we inhabit for Urban Grilling!

Thursday May 26th @7:00pm

Weinstein deck - 111 Steuben Street # 2A
~ Serious Grilling w/the legendary Chefs
~ Salad Bar
~ Jammin' in the name of the Lord ' (bring an instrument)
~ S'mores Station
~ Beer Garden (21+)

Mystical insights of this, not-so-famous Jewish Holiday
No Charge // Everybody Welcome // Reservation Requested: rabbisimcha@rabbisimcha.com
"We strongly believe in creating a space where all people can connect with Jewish values, culture, community and religion by empowering them to explore, learn, and grow intellectually, spiritually and socially."

Up, Up, and Oy Vey

How Jewish History, Culture, and Values Shaped the Comic Book Superhero
  • Up up and oyvey
  • “Rabbi Simcha's sense of humor and his obvious affection for the comic book superheroes of his childhood, makes this a fun-filled, yet informative, reading” Blanca Madani

Shtick Shift

Jewish Humor in the 21st Century
  • Shtick Shift
  • "The most intelligent, ground-breaking book on Jewish comedy Ive ever read" Jonathan Kesselman
  • "The freshest, boldest, and funniest voice writing about American Judaism today" Bruce Feiler

The case for children

Why Parenthood Makes Your World Better
  • The case for children
    • This groundbreaking book explores the overwhelming benefits that parenthood brings to individuals and society and provides strong expert statistical evidence that contradicts many modern myths of parenthood.

    Address: 541 Myrtle Avenue (Facing the Pratt Store)
    Clinton Hill / Bed Stuy, Brooklyn

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