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


The Prospect Heights Shul
A Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn
Parashat Vayetzei |  December 6th - 7th 
Candle Lighting: 4:10 PM  |  Havdalah: 5:14 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
Friday Night
5:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv (1027 Pacific)
Special Guest Davener: Rabbi Avram Mlotek

9:30 AM - Shacharit (PS 9 Auditorium)
D'var Torah by Rabbi Leener
10:30 AM - PHS Kids  
Special Guest Davener: Rabbi Avram Mlotek
Thank you this week's Tot Shabbat parent volunteer, Harry Etra
There were be no kiddush this week because of the Lunch and Learn. 

Davening will be followed this week by a Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn on "Tzelem Elokim and the Future Challenges of Jewish Ethics" This is a ticketed event, so if you would still like to attend, please email 

Mincha will take place after the Lunch and Learn (approximately 2 pm) in the PS 9 Cafeteria. The Cafeteria is one flight below the auditorium and accessible by elevator. 

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. 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

About our Visitors:

Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn is the Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding in Jerusalem, and was the founding editor of Meorot: A Forum for Modern Orthodox Discourse. He was also previously the Director for Interfaith Affairs at the ADL. 

Rabbi Avram Mlotek is a rabbi, chazzan, writer and actor. Mlotek is a founder of Base Hillel, a pluralistic home centered outreach program targeting Jewish millennials, now in nine cities worldwide and serves as rabbi for the program's Manhattan location. 
Mix and Match Lunch 12/14

Join the PHS community on Shabbat Day, December 14th for home-hosted, family-style Shabbat meals! Sign up to host or be hosted and meet new friends from the community. RSVP here by Sunday, December 8. 
PHS Chanukah Party

PHS Chanukah Party - December 22nd 8-10 pm. Stay tuned for more information!
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 - CANCELLED 12/5, BACK ON 12/12
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: Leener Home (There are several steps to access the Leener home.)
Dates & Topics (all begin at 8:30pm): 12/9 Creation; 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

Look out for our fall education schedule! If you have suggestions or want to get involved, email
Mazal Tov

Mazal tov to Noah, Nava, and entire Greenfield family on the birth of יונה עמנואל Jonas Maimonides. 
Sign up to bring them a meal here

Our deepest condolences to Marilyn and Yitz Francus on the loss of Marilyn's mother, Evelyn Weitzer. 

A Note from Our Gabbai Team
We are looking for daveners and leyners! Please let us know if you’d ever like to leyn, read a haftorah, or lead davening — or if you’d like to learn how. In particular, we are seeking both women interested in reading megillot, Torah on Simchat Torah and at Bnei Mitzvahs, and men to leyn and lead mussaf each Shabbat morning. 
Email to volunteer or ask questions.

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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