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


The Prospect Heights Shul
A Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn
Parashat Shemot |  January 17th - 18th   
Candle Lighting: 4:37 PM  |  Havdalah: 5:41 PM
The Park Slope Eruv is UP
The Greater Crown Heights Eruv is UP
The Brooklyn Heights Eruv is UP
In This Week's Email:

Shabbat Schedule
5:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv (1027 Pacific)
Kabbalat Shabbat will be led by Talia Kirshenbaum. As discussed in the recent PHS Board Quarterly Update, PHS is initiating a pilot program to designate a Friday night of each month (specifically, the third Friday) when a woman will lead Kabbalat Shabbat. If you are interested in leading, or learning to lead, please email 

9:30 AM - Shacharit (PS 9 Auditorium)
D'var Torah by Rabbi Jon Leener 
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). 
*Cold Brew* Kiddush this week is sponsored by Abby Deift in honor of Blanche's bat mitzvah. 

4:15 PM Mincha/Seudah Shlishit/Ma'ariv/Havdalah (1027 Pacific)
Rabbi Leener will teach a class between Mincha and Ma'ariv: "Can You Count a Torah as a Tenth for Minyan?"

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
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). 
2020 PHS Membership Drive 

We still have a few weeks left for our 2020 membership campaign! Thank you to all of those who have joined or renewed their membership. Sign up here to join, or here to renew your membership. 

PHS Education: Winter Schedule

Advanced Talmud for Everyone with Noah Greenfield - TONIGHT
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 
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: 1027 Pacific
Dates & Topics (all begin at 8:00pm): 1/20 Israel; 2/3 Torah; 3/2 Prayer; 3/16 Divine Providence; 2/30 Yeshiva; 4/20 Joy; 5/4 Messianic Era

If you have suggestions or want to get involved, email
Save the Date: Purim March 9th-10th
Celebrate Purim with PHS on March 9th and 10th! Join us for an evening reading of Megillat Esther and a festive party.

We are looking for megillah leyners! If you are interested, please email

For women interested in leyning Megillah specifically for the evening reading on 3/9, please email Talia Kirshenbaum at (This is for seasoned leiners and also women who are interested in learning to lein Megillah for the first time.)

Eruv Announcements
We need eruv checkers for Thursday January 23.  If the eruv is not checked, it can not be relied on for these Shabboses.  The eruv needs to be checked during daylight on these dates so that if repairs are needed they can be made the evening before Shabbos.  Checking the entire eruv by car takes about 1 hour.  It can be divided between multiple checkers.  If you haven't checked before you need to be trained.  Training takes about 1 hour plus.  The next training will be on Thursday November 7 at 7:00 a.m. (during the weekly check).  However, if this time doesn't work another time can be arranged.  

Please contact Zusha Dean, 917-514-4052 or if you can help.

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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