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


The Prospect Heights Shul
A Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn
Parshat Ha'azinu and Shabbat Shuva

Candle Lighting: 6:28 PM |  Havdalah: 7:26 PM

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) and Tot Shabbat in Prospect Park. Please sign up for all Shabbat activities and review the health protocols on our website (

Yom Kippur is at capacity for most in-person events. if you have any questions, please reach out to 

Friday, 9/25 
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat, 9/26
9:30 am Shacharit
10:00am Tot Shabbat @ Prospect Park Tree

Sunday, 9/27 - Erev Yom Kippur
12:00pm [Virtual] Communal Yizkor 
Zoom link here
Facebook event here
6:30pm Kol Nidre

Monday, 9/28 - Yom Kippur
9:00am Shacharit 
1:00pm Abridged (Musaf) Service
3:00pm Experiential Service 
4:30pm Mincha 
6:00pm Neila
7:25pm Fast Ends

Virtual Davening 
Mincha/Ma'ariv daily, time shifts daily (please email Rabbi Leener to sign up for updates)
Meeting ID: 917 3167 5563


A huge Mazal Tov to Melody Soriano and Shlomo Fingerer on their wedding! 


PHS is proud to have been awarded a $2,500 grant by SHAMAYIM: Jewish Animal Advocacy as part of its Synagogue Vegan Challenge. This annual program, generously sponsored by VegFund, brings veganism to Jewish communities across the country through a friendly, food-based approach. The goal of the Synagogue Vegan Challenge is simple: to provide training, education, and funding for Jewish communities to incorporate vegan programming for a year. 

As a shul we have always strived to support our vegan and vegan curious members. With this grant, we will be able to do that in a more intentional way and provide important educational opportunities to the broader community to learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

As a component of the grant, SHAMAYIM and VegFund requests that the awardee communities complete this survey. Please take a few moments to do so.

If you have any ideas for vegan-based events or learning opportunities, or if you would like to spearhead the planning of such an event, please reach out to

As a way to kick-off this initiative, Rabbi Leener recently gave a kosher certification to Terms of Endearment, a vegan bakery in Williamsburg. Do you have a vegan spot that you want to become fully kosher? Email Rabbi Leener and he will reach out to the restaurant! 

"Blotting Out Sin or Elevating It" 

Does repentance imply continuity or severance of the past? Join Rabbi Leener for this year's Shabbat Shuva Shiur on Thursday, September 24 at 8pm via Zoom to explore the notion of Teshuvah based on Rabbi Soloveitchik's classic work "On Repentance". 

Follow along on Zoom here or check out the Facebook event for more information. 

High Holiday Workshop with Rabbi Leener

Get yourself ready for the High Holidays with "This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared" by Rabbi Alan Lew. Rabbi Leener will be leading the discussions, learning, and reflections at each session.  Please RSVP here. Only those who sign-up will receive the Zoom info. 

Please read the following chapters ahead of each meeting. All are welcome. 
September 21(Chapters 8-10)
October 5 (Chapter 11) 

*This is being offered in partnership with Base Brooklyn*

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. Volunteers will sort food and package to-go pantry bags that will then be distributed to clients. They are also looking for drivers to deliver these food packages. 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 Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Friendship (in Park Slope) is looking for volunteers for their food relief projects. Their most immediate needs are: Friday Drivers. Folks who can drive and deliver meals Fridays 12-3 (bring your own car and a copilot if you can) and Tuesday shifts in August. They continue to accept donations of non-perishable items at Camp Friendship 12-4 on Tuesdays and 10-1 on Saturdays, as well as at several bars that have drop boxes: Skylark on 5th Ave and Angry Wade's on Smith Street. They also accept durable bags like Fresh Direct bags to use in distribution. Sign up here to volunteer, or just bring donations during the donation time.  You can also donate directly to their GoFundMe site at to purchase more food. 

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. If you are seeking assistance, please feel free to reach out to anyone on the list directly. 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 for 80 people, 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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