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


The Prospect Heights Shul
A Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn
Parashat Ki Tisa and Parah March 14th - March 15th   
Candle Lighting: 6:43 PM  |  Havdalah: 7:43 PM

We continue to closely monitor the situation around COVID19. Please see Rabbi Leener’s message for more specific guidance on PHS activities during this time, and we will keep the community updated. Please reach out to with any questions.


In This Week's Email:

Shabbat Schedule

6:40 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv (1027 Pacific)
9:00 AM - Shacharit (1027 Pacific)
10:30 AM - PHS Kids  
Thank you this week's Tot Shabbat volunteer, our Shinshinit, Adi Aliyahu. Please introduce yourselves to Adi, welcome her to our community, (and feel free practice your Hebrew).
Drasha by Rabbi Leener
Kiddush is sponsored by Talia Kirshenbaum & Jina Davidovich in honor of the women who leined in PHS’ first ever women led Megillat Esther this past week. Tizku L’mitzvot!
Kiddush will be *individually wrapped* ice cream bars.

6:40 PM Mincha/Seudah Shlishit/Ma'ariv/Havdalah (1027 Pacific) 

If you are seeking hospitality for Shabbat meals, please reach out to the Hospitality Committee

1027 Pacific Street can be reached via elevator or by descending two flights of stairs, but please note that the Shabbat settings on the elevator have not yet been programmed. If you have any questions about Shabbat-related access needs, please reach out to Rabbi Leener. For further information, including accessibility information, please visit our website or email
Upcoming Events

On March 20-21, we are excited to announce that PHS will participate in Shabbat Telamdeni, a program sponsored by JOFA and Maharat, by hosting Rabba Dina Brawer to lead us in learning. Details and schedule for the weekend are forthcoming.

Shabbat Telamdeni is an initiative that features women teaching Torah from the pulpit and beyond, in Orthodox communities around the world, all on the same Shabbat.  Questions? Interested in volunteering or sponsoring? Email 

Monday and Thursday Morning Minyan 
We are experimenting with weekday minyanim! Start your Monday and Thursday mornings right with Shacharit and Torah Reading. Please reach out to Rabbi Leener with any questions ( 

Time: 6:30 AM Mondays and Thursdays
Location: 1027 Pacific. 

WhatsApp Groups

Want real-time updates on minyan? Ready to raise your hand to leyn? Interested in daf yomi? If you'd like to join the WhatsApp groups for davening, leyning, or daf yomi, please email (Men and women welcome). 

PHS Education: Winter Schedule

Advanced Talmud for Everyone with Noah Greenfield - Class resumes February 27th
Whether you have experience with Talmud or are a novice, this class will explore seminal philosophical, religious and legal themes in the Talmud, based off of the teachings of Rabbi Dr. Joseph Soloveitchik.
For: All
When: Thursday nights, 8:30PM
Where: Home of Noah and Nava Greenfield (email for address. Building is elevator accessible but there are a few stairs to access the living room. The Greenfield home is pet-free.)

For those interested in updates on our weekly Thursday night “Advanced Talmud for Everyone” class, feel free to join our new WhatsApp group here:

Adventures in Hassidic Thought with Rabbi Jon Leener
Join Rabbi Leener as we explore the personalities and teachings of the great Hassidic Masters. From the Baal Shem Tov to Rav Kook, we will examine how these mystics redefined Jewish notions around the nature of God, the purpose of creation, the role of Man, the mission of Israel, the goal of the Torah, and much more! Please sign up here
For: All learners are welcome. Hebrew is not required.
Where: 1027 Pacific
Dates & Topics (all begin at 8:00pm): 3/2 Prayer; 3/16 Divine Providence; 3/30 Yeshiva; 4/20 Joy; 5/4 Messianic Era

If you have suggestions or want to get involved, email
Mazal Tov
To Jonathan and Jordana Schmidt Swartz on birth of baby boy!

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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