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."

TISHA B'AV PROGRAM

Mon. Jul 31
9:00 PM Reading of Eicha
10:00 PM Art Installation Dedication: Zalmon Glauber
followed by Kumzitz

Tues. Aug 1
1 PM Q & A with Menashe Lustig
Topic: From Boro park to the Big Screen
Menashe is a 2017 American Yiddish-language film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017. Menashe is played by Menashe Lustig, a Skverer chasid with no acting experience other than humorous postings on YouTube. Lustig’s own true experience as a working-man widower inspired the film’s narrative arc. Join a powerful dialogue and see clips from the film.

2 PM: Film Screening:
Fill the Void
PG 2012 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 45m
After a young Hasidic woman dies in childbirth, her 18-year-old sister (Hadas Yaron) is asked to cancel her upcoming marriage to a promising young man and marry her widowed brother-in-law (Yiftach Klein) instead.
Break for Mincha
The Zookeeper's Wife
PG-13 2017 ‧ Drama film/History ‧ 2h 7m
When Poland is invaded by the Nazis, Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.

8:42 PM: Maariv and Community Break Fast

Sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York

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.