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

Soapbox: If At could vote by Ida Stein & Jessica Tamar Deutsch

Ida Stein: is a currnetly completing her thesis for a BFA in painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Ida's diverse approach is reflected in the work of Pratt’s award-winning professors, all of who are active in the New York art world.

Jessica Tamar Deutsch: is a New York based artist. Her work explores the intersection of ancient tradition and contemporary culture. She earned a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design. Currently Deutsch is completing her first book (an illustrated Pirkei Avot, to be in print fall 2016).

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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.

Students, Graduates & YP's

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."

Shavuot Schedule

Join us for a 'cheesy' tradition.

Tuesday May 30th: Dinner, Lectures & Kumzitz

Services at 8PM
Dairy Dinner at 9PM
Followed by Shavuot Late Nite Learning:

10:00PM: Dr. Gabi Abramac Gabi Abramac is a linguist, entrepreneur, humanitarian and an international affairs professional from Croatia. She is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at New York University. Topic: Balkan Beat Box: Jews of Serbia
10:45PM: President Farley Herzek The son of concentration camp survivor, President Herzek the first in his family to graduate college is the recipient of myriad academic awards. 2016 recipient of the Hebrew Educational Society Award, he is the former President of Kingsborough College. Topic: Torah Blueprint for Academic Success
11:30PM Rabbi Simcha Weinstein Author, actor, fashion icon & Spiritual Leader at Pratt Institute. Topic: Sharing the Gift of Torah

Followed by Kumzitz

Wednesday May 31st: Reading of 10 Commandments & Rooftop BBQ

Cheese Cake Buffet & Class at 10AM
Synagogue Services at 10:30AM
Reading of the 10 Commandments at 11:30AM
Serious Rooftop BBQ (Weinstein Home, 111 Steuben Street 2A) at 1PM Wisdom w/Rishe Groner, writer/mystic

Thursday June 1st: Minyan, Munch & Mingle

Cheese Cake Buffet & Class at 10AM
Synagogue Services at 10:30AM
Guest Speaker at 11:30AM
Serious Dairy Brunch at 1PM

TOO SHUL FOR COOL: SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES

10AM AT THE ROHR CENTRE

"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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    This is site is made possible from a grant by Mickey Berlianshik, Kings Buildings.