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


The Prospect Heights Shul
A Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn
Parshat Vayigash

Candle Lighting 4:16 PM |  Havdalah: 5:21 PM

Please note that Friday is Asara B'Tevet. Fast begins at 5:50 am and ends at 5:08 pm. 

Please join us for Kabbalah Shabbat tonight at 3:30 over Zoom. More info below. 

In This Week's Email:

Shabbat and Virtual Davening Schedule

We are excited to gather for in person Shabbat davening at our temporary outdoor space (505 Grand). Please sign up here for all Shabbat activities and review the health protocols on our website (

Fri December 25
3:30 PM Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat (Partnership) and D'var Torah
Zoom link here
We plan to host a recurring virtual kabbalat shabbat in the winter months. Please stay tuned for more info!

Sat December 26
9:30 AM Shacharit/Mincha (after a brief kiddush)

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

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to the entire Henschke family on the occasion of Joshua's bar mitzvah. 
Welcome New Members

PHS warmly welcomes the following new members:
Eric Fischer & Danielle Clemons
Daniel Zide & Samantha Collidge
Noah Potter
Andrew Kushner
Elan Rodman
Caila & Eric Moed

Membership Drive

Our 2021 PHS Membership Campaign is underway. Please see most recent email from PHS Board President David Hammer with more information on how to join or renew your membership. 
Save the Dates! Finding God in Isolation

Stay tuned for the next "Finding God in Isolation" programs:

January 14, 8:30-9:30 pm Rabbi Ariel Evan Mayse, PhD
This class will explore the contemplative practices of Hasidism as gateways to cultivating the inner world even in times of duress and upheaval. We will examine the themes of interiority in sermons, meditative techniques, and personal letters, and, with all this mind, we will consider the pathways of connection open to us even at present -- including re-envisioning ourselves as part of the greater community of nature. 

March 4 (time TBC) Rabbi David Kasher


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 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

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

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