The Prospect Heights Shul is a Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn


The Prospect Heights Shul
A Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn
Parshat Tzav/ Shabbat HaGadol

Candle Lighting (Shabbat) 6:56 PM |  Candle Lighting (Pesach I) 7:57 PM Candle Lighting (Pesach II) 7:58 PM Havdalah (Monday): 7:58 PM


In This Week's Email:

Shabbat and Virtual Davening Schedule

We are pleased to share that the bus company Monsey Tours has granted us permission to daven in their nearby parking lot (857 Dean St). 

Please sign up here for all in-person davening. Please note due to timing of first seder, we will be providing challah on Shabbat morning so you can make motzi before the latest time for eating chametz. 

Thursday 3/25 (Ta'anit Bechorot)
Fast Begins 5:29am 
Fast Ends 7:47pm
Bedikat Chametz 7:54pm

Friday 3/26 
Burning Chametz 11:59am 
Candle Lighting for Shabbos Hagadol 6:56pm  
Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00pm 

Saturday 3/27 Erev Pesach 
Shacharit 8:00am (Please Note: Challah will be available for motzi on the lot)
Latest Time For Eating Chametz 10:56am 
Latest Time for Annulling Chametz 11:58am 
Mincha 6:25pm 
Candle Lighting 7:57pm

Sunday 3/28 I Pesach 
Shacharit 9:30am 
Candle Lighting 7:58pm 

Monday 3/29 II Pesach 
Shacharit 9:30am 
Havdalah 7:58pm 

Please see our recent email about our plan for outdoor davening moving forward.  
Mazal Tov

Mazal tov to Jaclyn and Perry Swergold on the birth of a baby girl! You may send the family a meal here.

Mazal tov to Rachel and Josh Suskewicz, big sister Rose and big brother Salem, on the arrival of Arlo Emmett Suskewicz / Aryeh Emet!

Hi friends! You may notice our website looks different - that's because we've decided to migrate our internet presence to ShulCloud's native website functionality. While we loved the visual look and feel of our old website, we found that it was more difficult to keep it up to date and reflective of our community with our limited administrative time. Our new website will be able to directly integrate into ShulCloud and make administration and maintenance much easier, so that folks who visit our website can more accurately get a sense of who we are and what's going on.

In addition, while will still work for the foreseeable future, we've decided to switch to the shorter (and niftier) as our main website domain.

Please let us know if you have any questions!
PHS Community Haggadah Companion

Thank you to the 20+ community members who contributed to our first ever PHS Community Haggadah Companion! (Spoiler alert: It's absolutely beautiful.) 

We are so excited to share it with you, available for download here.

**We have ordered 40 colored and bound copies that will be available for socially distanced pick up at the Leener home Thursday night through Friday afternoon. If you'd like to pick one up, please email ASAP!**

Cost is a suggested donation to PHS of $15 per companion (but we've purchased one on behalf of all of our contributors!) 

Support PHS through Amazon Smile

A reminder that PHS is now eligible for the AmazonSmile program. With the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases to PHS at no extra cost to you! Set PHS as your default charity through this link, or visit directly every time for your purchases to count towards a PHS donation.

Community Support - Goods and Services
Community Volunteer OpportunityCrown Heights JCC at 899 Montgomery Street is looking for volunteers to support the food pantry they created to meet the rising need for emergency food assistance in Crown Heights. To sign up to package food and/or to drive, follow this link. This is an ongoing opportunity. If you have any further questions, email Jeremy Nicholson. 

Community Support: We are blessed with many generous community members who are eager to support the broader PHS community during this difficult time. If you are in a position to offer a good or service (e.g. an old laptop for work or school, help with groceries or medications) please fill out the following spreadsheet. Questions may be sent to

COVID-19 Relief Fund: Rabbi Leener is still maintaining a COVID-19 tzedakah fund, through which he has been able to discreetly provide direct financial assistance, provide hot meals, and support funeral arrangements for those in need. If you are able, please donate here, and specify that the gift is being made for relief funds. 

Thank you and tizku l'mitzvot. 

WhatsApp Groups

To join our NEW Pesach WhatsApp Group for Kashrut questions, click here 
To join our tefillah whatsapp group, click here
To join our women’s whatsapp group, click here
To join our tehillim whatsapp group, click here
To join our Talmud class group, click here
To join our parents' group, click here

Eruv Announcements

The PHS community relies on the Greater Crown Heights Eruv, the Brooklyn Heights Eruv, and the Park Slope Eruv. For a map of the boundaries for the eruvim please follow this link. To donate for the upkeep of the Greater Crown Heights Eruv click here

Want to share your news with the community? Please let us know at Deadline for the newsletter is Tuesday at 9 pm.