Parshat Bamidbar
Candle Lighting 7:46 PM |  Havdalah: 8:53 PM

Shavuot (starts evening of May 16)
Candle Lighting (Day 1) 7:48 PM |  Candle Lighting (Day 2) 7:50 PM | Havdalah: 8:56 PM
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Shabbat Schedule
You'll notice that we are currently operating hybrid indoor davening at 1027 Pacific and outdoor at 857 Dean. We'll be indicating which services are where as we transition to full-time indoor davening. Please sign up here for all in-person davening (Shabbat and Shavuot included!) 

Thursday 5/13
7:00 - 7:45 am Shacharit 

Friday 5/14
Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm
Please note that as Shabbat starts later, we will now hold Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:00 pm for the remainder of the summer. 

Saturday 5/15
Shacharit 9:30 am 
Tot Shabbat 11:00 am
Outdoor Kiddush 11:45 am
Mincha 7:30 pm 
Pirkei Avot Shiur: 8:00 pm (after Mincha this week!)
In keeping with the tradition to learn Pirkei Avot in between Pesach and Shavuot, Rabbi Leener will be teaching a Pirkei Avot shiur on Shabbat afternoon. 

Please see our recent email about our plan for indoor davening moving forward. 
Tot Shabbat and Kiddush
As both weather and COVID conditions continue to improve, we're excited to announce our new Shabbat morning schedule. Davening will run from 9:30-11:30 am at locations specified in this email, but additional activities are below: 

Tot Shabbat will run from 11:00 am-11:45am at Mount Prospect Park (still aimed at under-5 year olds, but hopefully we will start programming for 5-8 year olds as well. If you’d like to help organize, drop us a line!) *WE WILL CONFIRM IF TOT SHABBAT IS HAPPENING ON FRIDAY*

If you’d like to co-sponsor, please fill out the form here and select “Community Kiddush” in the dropdown. If you’d like to sponsor an upcoming kiddush, please fill out the form here! 

1027 Re-Opening
Ae’re excited to share a roadmap towards returning to davening as a community in our space at 1027 Pacific. This roadmap has been developed in conjunction with numerous medical professionals in our community, and as always reflects our current understanding of the present situation. We will of course revisit and communicate as the situation evolves, and will continue to monitor guidance from the state, city, and other community organizations. We have also updated our PHS COVID 19 guidance, which can be found on our website (

Eat Dessert First: Shavuot at PHS

Join us for Shavuot at PHS! RSVPs for davening here.   

Sunday May 16
8:30 PM Ma'ariv 

Monday May 17
9:30 AM Shacharit
~11:30 AM Outdoor Cheesecake Kiddush

Tuesday May 18
9:30 AM Shacharit

*All services take place at 1027 Pacific*

Shavuot Across Brooklyn 

We're excited to share that Shavuot Across Brooklyn will be returning in-person and outdoors this year! For those who aren't familiar, Shavuot Across Brooklyn is an all-night learning extravaganza held at Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) in Park Slope involving many communities from all denominations across Brooklyn. Our own Rabbi Leener will be teaching an in-person class from 12-1 am "Torah and Trauma: What does Jewish Tradition Teach Us About Overcoming Trauma?"

Check out for more info and to sign up! 

From the website: Join us as a number of Brooklyn’s minyanim, synagogues, and organizations come together for Shavuot Across Brooklyn, an all-night teaching and learning celebration commemorating the giving of the Ten Commandments. This year we will have some in-person learning and some virtual learning as a hybrid tikkun.

Beginning at 10 PM, the program will feature dozens of different lessons from some of the finest teachers from across Brooklyn, ending with sunrise services at 5:15 AM.

All in-person sessions will happen dispersed throughout Garfield Place, between Prospect Park West and 8th Avenue. Masks and social distancing are required. Stay tuned for any last minute weather-related changes.

Save the Date: PHS Annual Meeting

May 31 at 8:30 pm
RSVP here for Zoom Info
Ballots available hereOne ballot per person not per household. 

*Although the meeting is open to all, you must be a PHS member to vote.*
To check the status of your membership, or to join/ renew your membership, please email

Financial Update
Real Estate Update/1027 Lease
COVID-19 Framework and Precautions
Rabbinic Contract Renewal
Vote on 2021-2022 Board Slate

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. 
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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