The Brotherhood Synagogue
is a progressive congregation in the Conservative Jewish tradition. We seek to meet the needs of American Jewry and to work towards making religious brotherhood a living reality. We invite all to share in the values and traditions of our Jewish faith, striving for the ways of peace and righteousness. Our synagogue is located in downtown New York, on Gramercy Park.
Brotherhood's Nursery School. . .
. . . is still accepting applications for our 2014/2015 4's-5's class.
Please contact us if you are interested. The phone number is 212-995-9867.

Fall 2014 Early Childhood Programs - Register now!!
- Toddler Program
- Thursday Corner
- Hebrew Corner
- Shabbat Corner
Class sizes are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis so register early! Please click here for further details and to download a registration form.

Tisha B’Av Services
Monday, August 4, 8:00 pm & Tuesday, August 5, 8:00 am & 7:45 pm
Tisha B’Av (the 9th day of the month of Av) marks the day when the Babylonians destroyed the First Temple in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and also when the Romans burned down the Second Temple in 70 CE. To commemorate this sad day on the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’Av was designated a full fast day, although one is permitted to work.

On the evening of Tisha B’Av, Jews gather in the synagogue to hear the mournful chanting of the Biblical book of Lamentations (Eicha), an ancient dirge written by the prophet Jeremiah after the destruction of the First Temple. Congregants often sit on the floor of a darkened room like mourners. This year, Erev Tisha B’Av services will take place on Monday, August 4th from 8:00 – 9:00 pm.

We will hold morning services for Tisha B’Av on Tuesday, August 5th at 8:00 am and mincha/ma’ariv services (at which tallis and tefillin are worn) on Tuesday evening at 7:45 pm followed by a light meal to break the fast.

Special Study Opportunity!
Apocrypha: Studying the texts of the Second Temple
8 Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
September 10, 17, October 1, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19

The period between the end of the Babylonian exile and the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans was one of extraordinary diversity that produced remarkable texts. Some of these, such as Ecclesiastes and Daniel, are in the Hebrew Bible but many are known to us only because they were preserved by the early Church and various sectarian groups. Some texts are known because they were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Taken together, works such as Judith, the Maccabees, Jubilees, Enoch, the Damascus Document, the Animal Apocalypse and many others provide a portrait of Jewish life vastly different from that drawn by rabbinic tradition and testify to the fact that Jewish diversity isn't just a fact of modern life!
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Shabbat Services:
Friday at 7:30 PM
Saturday at 9:30 AM

The July-August 2014 Bulletin
is now available

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Join Brotherhood Synagogue in Israel Winter Break 2014
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And click here to read an extended version of Paul Hill's May Bulletin article, "Israel on 6,000 Calories a Day."

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