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Brotherhood Synagogue

The Brotherhood Synagogue’s long history of outreach to our local community and to New York City continues in a wide variety of ways. As examples, two of our more extensive programs include:

Homeless Shelter
The Homeless Shelter was launched in 1982 at Brotherhood
Synagogue. We were the first synagogue in New York to open our doors this way. The shelter runs Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings during January, February and March, providing a warm, safe and friendly environment for our guests. Volunteers help make our guests’ stay with us comfortable by preparing, serving, and interacting over dinner with them and also preparing their breakfast and lunch bags for the next morning for the following day. Volunteers speak of the great sense of service they acquire in volunteering at the homeless shelter. It’s an act of tzedakah that can be performed by all members of the synagogue. Please contact Alisha Goodman to sign up and help out.

English in Action
English in Action is a program that matches newcomers to the United States with American volunteers for weekly, one-to-one conversation practice sessions. EIA helps students master conversational English and fosters cross-cultural, global understanding through English.  EIA meets at the Brotherhood Synagogue on Tuesdays from 10am-Noon and on Thursdays from 2pm-4pm.  For further information contact Roberta Kahn.