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


The Prospect Heights Shul
A Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn
Parashat Miketz / Shabbos Chanukah |  December 27th - 28th  
Candle Lighting: 4:17 PM  |  Havdalah: 5:21 PM

: Our own Rabbi Leener was featured by our member and New York Magazine journalist, Abe Reisman, in an interview about the most recent Star Wars movie. Loved it? Hated it? Read Rabbi Leener's reaction here and come discuss it over kiddush this week. 

In This Week's Email:

Shabbat Schedule
7 AM Special Shacharit Minyan followed by the Furman/Halpern bris (1027 Pacific)
Click here for more information) 
5:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv (1027 Pacific)

9:30 AM - Shacharit (PS 9 Auditorium)
D'var Torah by Rabbi Leener
10:30 AM - PHS Kids  
Thank you this week's Tot Shabbat parent volunteer, Miriam Braun.  
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Ellie and David Hammer in honor of their 10th anniversary. Mazal tov, Ellie and David!

4:20 PM Mincha/Seudah Shlishit/Ma'ariv/Havdalah (1027 Pacific)

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 there will be a Shabbat elevator in the near future. 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 here!
The full schedule for candle lighting 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!
Mazal Tov
Mazal tov to Jenny Furman and Eli Halpern on the birth of a baby boy! 

The bris will take place on Friday, December 27th at 1027 Pacific. Minyan will be at 7 am with the bris following. Please RSVP for minyan here:

Signup to bring a meal to Jenny and Eli here.

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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