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


The Prospect Heights Shul
A Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn
Parashat Vayeshev / Shabbos Mevarchim |  December 20th - 21st 
Candle Lighting: 4:13 PM  |  Havdalah: 5:17 PM
In This Week's Email:

Shabbat Schedule
Friday Night
5:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv (1027 Pacific)
D'var Torah by Rabbi Leener

9:30 AM - Shacharit (PS 9 Auditorium)
D'var Torah by Jina Davidovich
10:30 AM - PHS Kids  
Thank you this week's Tot Shabbat "parent" volunteer, our Shinshinit, Adi Aliyahu! Please introduce yourselves to Adi, welcome her to our community, (and feel free practice your Hebrew).
Kiddush this week is sponsored by David, Shanna, Caleb, Tali and Judah Henschke in honor of Joshua's 12th birthday. 

4:00 PM Mincha/Seudah Shlishit/Ma'ariv/Havdalah (1027 Pacific)
Rabbi Leener will teach Hilchot Chanukah between Mincha and Ma'ariv. 

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

Friday Night services take place at 1027 Pacific Street. There are two flights of stairs to access the space, but will be elevator accessible in the near future. Please reach out to Rabbi Leener with any questions. Shabbat Day services will take place in the PS 9 Auditorium at 80 Underhill Ave (entrance on Underhill). For further information, including accessibility information, please visit our website or email
Chanukah is coming!
Chanukah begins this Sunday night, December 22nd. 
Candle lighting for the first night is at 5:14pm. The full schedule can be seen here. Navigate to the correct date, and look at the first "tzeis" time (for 42 min).
For information, Q+A and fun facts about how to observe the mitzvah of lighting Chanukah candles, check out this great resource sheet from Rabbi Leener!
PHS Chanukah Party - SOLD OUT!

PHS's fantastic Chanukah party has SOLD OUT, so ticket sales are closed.  We are at capacity. There will be no more tickets sold at the door. If you've already RSVPd, we look forward to seeing you there!

Joint PHS-Altshul Volunteer Event - December 24

Join PHS and Altshul for a special volunteer event on December 24. 

Location:  Home of Lonnie and David Firestone (in Crown Heights, address provided upon RSVP)
Time: 9 PM - 10:30 PM
Project: Packaging 100 personal item bags for a food service nonprofit. Each attendee will sign up to bring a personal item (e.g. 10 travel size shampoos). We'll compile and assemble all of the items into personal bags. Drinks + shmoozing to follow. *This event is adults only.

To RSVP, click on the Event spreadsheet to select an item that you'll bring! 
The Firestones' home is subway accessible and pet free. There is one set of stairs to access the event space. 
2020 PHS Membership Drive

2020 is THE year.

We have a building. We have a rabbi. And we need you.

You have been an important part of our community and its growth. Now, we want you to join the Prospect Heights Shul as a member. 

Our 2020 membership campaign is going on now. Sign up here to join, or here to renew your membership. 

PHS Education: Fall Schedule

Advanced Talmud for Everyone with Noah Greenfield - ON BREAK UNTIL JANUARY
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 Soltoveitchik.
For: All
When: Thursday nights, 8:30PM (Class is on hiatus until January)
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.)

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: Leener Home (There are several steps to access the Leener home.)
Dates & Topics (all begin at 8:30pm): 1/6 The Soul; 1/20 Israel; 2/3 Torah; 3/2 Prayer; 3/16 Divine Providence; 2/30 Yeshiva; 4/20 Joy; 5/4 Messianic Era

Tanakh Class with Noah Greenfield - BEGINS IN JANUARY
Details TBD
Look out for our fall education schedule! If you have suggestions or want to get involved, email

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

We are excited to note that the eruv covers our new home, 1027 Pacific Street. See below for a close up image of the new boundaries (Grand Ave, Atlantic Ave, Classon Ave, then Pacific Ave)

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