Aish Hatorah Discovery Center

Rabbi Yaakov Salomon

805 Kings Highway

Brooklyn, NY 11223

Tel: (718) 376-2775

Internationally acclaimed seminars - one day, weekend and week throughout year covering Crash Course in Jewish History, Hidden Torah Codes, Love, Dating and Marriage, and Seven Wonders of Jewish History. Also weekly classes in Brooklyn location: one-on-one learning, Hebrew crash course


Breslov Study Center

Rabbi Dovid Sears

5014 16th Ave. Suite 263

Bklyn., NY 11204

(718) 482-3382

Classes throughout city on Likkutei Moharan and related topics in Breslov chassidus. Call for schedule. Shabbaton/retreats.


Cong. Bnai Avraham of Brooklyn Heights

Rabbi Aaron Raskin

117 Remsen Street

Bklyn., NY

Tel: Rabbi Aaron Raskin: (718) 596-4840

Rabbi Shimon Hecht (718) 965-9836

Daily schedule of classes in Jewish philosophy, Basic principles of Judaism, Weekly Torah portion. Free of charge, open to entire community. Call for class schedule.


Cong. Bnai Jacob of Park Slope

Rabbi Shimon Hecht

14th St. and 8th Ave.

Bklyn., NY

home: (718) 965-9836

shul: (718) 965-0298

Welcoming atmosphere to individuals of diverse backgrounds. preschool program, Talmud Torah, adult classes, youth groups, Shabbat hospitality, visiting the sick


Flatbush Minyan

Rabbi Meir Fund

1049 E. 13th St.

Bklyn., NY 11230

Tel: (718) 338-8442

Rabbi Fund gives classes throughout NYC in Judaism and mysticism. Shabbos hospitality, counseling for Halachic/personal concerns, guidance for people seeking conversion working with reputable Beis Din under auspices of Rabbi Yisroel Belsky. Daily/Sabbath services in Flatbush Minyan. Warm knit community atmosphere.


Jewish Education Program

Rabbi Mordechai Katz

425 E. 9th St.

Bklyn, NY 11218

Tel:(718) 941-2600

Outreach program helps parents place their children in Jewish schools and camps. Runs Shabbatons, weekend retreats for children and adults. Tutoring in Hebrew subjects. Weekly release time program offering Jewish classes in public schools.


Machon Chana Women's College

825 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11213

Tel: (718) 735-0217

Comprehensive Torah education program on many levels: Judaic Studies program; Jewish Mysticism; Contemporary Issues; Hebrew Language Skills; Fundamentals Course; Parenting Workshops. Summer retreat in Catskills. Affiliated with program in St. Paul, Minn. (612) 698-3858


National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education

Release Time Program

Rabbi S.Z. Zirkind

824 Eastern Parkway

Bklyn., NY 11213

(718) 735-0200

Weekly and holiday Jewish education programs for children in public schools throughout metropolitan area.


Yeshiva Gedolah Academy

Rabbi S. Sorscher

2261 Bragg St.

Bklyn., NY 11229

Tel: (718) 646-8646

Yeshiva Gedolah offers pre-school as well as full elementary and four year high school leading to Regents diploma for children presently attending public school.


Yeshiva Hadar Hatorah For Men

824 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11213

Tel: (718) 735-0250/3300

Full yeshiva program for men in Torah, Talmud, chassidus.


Yeshiva Zichron Eliezer

Rabbi Zelig Friedman

1543 E. 9th St. (between Aves. O & P)

Bklyn., NY 11230

Tel: (718) 336-9629/336-0640

Daily schedule of learning for men (beginners to advanced)

Torah, Talmud, Jewish philosophy, Jewish law

Everyone welcome, free of charge



Aish HaTorah New York Center

313 West 83rd St.

NY, NY 10024

(Between West End Ave. & Riverside Drive)

Tel: (212) 579-1388

Crash Courses in Hebrew; One On One Learning Programs: pick your own topic; High Holiday Retreat; Weekly Shabbat Dinners; Discovery Program; Love, Dating and Marriage Series; Enigma of Jewish Soul; Wide variety of exciting Introductory to Intermediate level courses.


Association for Jewish Outreach Professionals


Rabbi Shmuel Stauber

3 West 16th St.

New York, NY 10011

Phone (212) 929-1525


Carlebach Synagogue

Rabbi Samuel Intrator

305 West 79th St.

New York, NY

(212) 721-7485/580-2391

Classes, concerts, social activities, Shabbat community meals, warm tight knit congregation


Chabad of Wall Street

Rabbi Shmaya Katz

150 Broadway

Room 1001

New York, NY 10038

Tel: (212) 766-3633

Daily classes: Talmud, Jewish ethics, mysticism


Chabad Lubavitch Midtown Center

509 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10017

Tel: (212) 972-0770

Classes and weekly Shabbat meals


Cong. Sons of Moses

Rabbi Leonard Blank

135 Henry Street

(Lower East Side)

New York, NY 10002

(212) 473-0148

Judaic studies learning series, Hebrew reading course, concerts, Oneg Shabbat, singles programs.


Hineni Heritage Center

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

232 West End Ave. (70 St)

NY, NY 10023

Tel: (212) 496-1660 (800) 611-3069



Torah classes; singles program Sunday night; children's storytime and holiday events; multimedia museum and library


Rabbi Shimon Jacobson

(718) 774-6448

Popular weekly Wednesday night shiur in Judaism and Mysticism at Boyaner shul, 441 West End Ave (corner 81st St) NYC at 8:30 p.m.


Jewish Enrichment Program

Rabbi Daniel Green

176 Madison Ave.

(between E. 33rd & E. 34th)

New York, NY 10016

(212) 889-5532

Center offers educational programs, daily, Shabbat and begginers' minyanim. They are spearheding outreach programas aimed at teenagers under leadership of Rabbi Zev Reichman.


Jewish Renaissance Center For Women

Rebbetzin Leah Cohn

441 West End Ave.,

NY, NY 10024

(212) 580-9666 1-888-CLASSES



Summer and winter weeks of Torah learning; pre-holiday seminars; Shabbat hospitality; One on One learning; offerings in texts, philosophy, literature and law; phone chavrusas; retreats


Lincoln Square Synagogue

Rabbi Adam Mintz

200 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10023

Tel: (212) 874-6100

Diversified schedule of classes all year, introductory to advanced; Hebrew crash course; singles functions; beginners' minyan.


National Jewish Outreach Program

Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald

485 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10017

(212) 986-7450

For Hebrew Reading Crash course: 1-800-44-HEBREW

For Beginners Services: 1:800-TORAH

Homepage: http://www.njop/org

Free crash courses in Hebrew, Basic Judaism, Turn Friday Night Into Shabbat programs, Beginners Services throughout U.S.A.


Orthodox Union

333 Seventh Ave.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 563-4000


NCSY (National Council of Synagogue Youth) provides educational events and programs for Jewish youngsters in public schools; summer kollel, camp and programs in Israel for high school students; Yachad - educational recreational program for developmentally disabled young adults; Our Way - serves the Jewish deaf; Singles programs; Pardes discussion groups


Young Israel of Fifth Avenue

3 West 16th St.

NY, NY 10011

(212) 255-4826

Hebrew crash course; Mishnah study; Beginners Service; Chumash; Talmud. All welcome. No charge.



Center For Return

Rabbi Avraham Kahn

85-35 117th St.

Kew Gardens, NY 11415

(718) 849-6787/849-1473

On campus activities and student clubs. Off campus: warm Bayit where college and post collegiates can experience Judaism first-hand enjoying a full calendar of events: barbecues, one on one learning, Shabbatons, parties, mitzva fairs. Also provide job and personal counseling. Ages 18-40.



Rabbi Yehuda Zakutinsky

137-68 75th Rd.

Flushing, NY 11367

(718) ASK-2200

Provides Jewish continuity and connection for young men and women 20-30 who have experienced a kiruv program in Israel or the U.S. Shabbatonim, learning program.


Havurat Israel

Rabbi David Algaze

106-20 70th Ave.

Forest Hills, Queens, 11375

(718) 261-5500

Classes, Hebrew crash course, Shabbatons, Singles programs


Jewish Heritage Center

Rabbi Moshe Turk

Rabbi Naftali Portnoy

68-29 Main Street

Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

(718) 575-3100

Varied, changing schedule of classes throughout year in Queens, Manhattan and Long Island, holiday retreats, Shabbatons


Yeshiva Kesser Torah

Rabbi Elyakim Rosenblatt

72-11 Vleigh Place

Flushing, NY, 11367

(718) 793-2890/ 441-7809

Full yeshiva program with dorm for young men exploring Judaism.


Yeshiva She'ar Yoshuv

Rabbi Avraham Halpern

1526 Central Ave.

Far Rockaway, NY 11691

(718) 327-7444


Full yeshiva program with dorm for young men exploring Judaism.



Hebrew Institute of Riverdale

Rabbi Avi Weiss

3700 Henry Hudson Parkway

Riverdale, NY 10463

(718) 796-4730

Shul offers year around classes, singles and social programs.



Partners in Torah

Rabbi Chaim Nate Segal

New Springville Jewish Center

120 Saxon Ave.

Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 983-8063

One on One learning for men and women, all ages


Mr. Paul Trenk

114 Oakville St.

Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 761-7646

Information of kiruv organizations in Staten Island


Yeshiva Fund

Rabbi Moshe Goldberger

POB 82

Staten Island, NY 10309

(718) 948-2548

Free booklets and tapes on wide variety of Jewish topics


Young Israel of Staten Island

Rabbi Jay Marcus

Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman

835 Forest Hill Rd.

Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 494-6700

Beginners' reading classes, Basic Judaism, private tutoring for children and adults, Shabbat meals, youth department (trips, plays, baseball), community kollel for retired people, outreach programs for Jewish children in public schools



Gateways (Arachim)

Rabbi Motty Suchard

6 Cedar Lane

Monsey, NY 10952

(800) 722-3191 or (914) 356-2766

Dynamic weekend retreats and seminars exploring Judaism. Topics include: The Jewish Home; Science and Judaism; Dramatic Realization of Prophecies; Mystic Insights Into Hebrew Language; Hidden Torah Codes. Ongoing classes throughout year.


Jewish Education Program

Rabbi Yehuda Schwab

84 Rte. 59 POB 196

Monsey, NY 10952

(914) 425-7556

Family oriented outreach organization offering adult education, youth recreation programs, lending library, Sunday Hebrew school, one-on-one learning, women's study programs.


Yeshiva Kol Yaakov

Rabbi Leib Tropper

29 W. Maple Ave.

Monsey, NY 10952

(914) 425-3863

Full time yeshiva for men with dorm: beginners to advanced


Yeshiva Ohr Somayach

Rabbi Avraham Braun

POB 334

Monsey, NY 10952

(914) 425-1370

Full time yeshiva for men with dorm: beginners to advanced



The Jewish Learning Experience

Rabbi Steven Prebor

17A West Gate Rd.

Teaneck, NJ 07666

(201) 833-4747/1-800-71-JEWISH

For singles and families wishing to deepen knowledge of their Jewish heritage: Beginners Hebrew, classes on all topics of Judaism, customized one-on-one learning, Shabbos beginners service, Friday night dinners, holiday events.



Rabbi Chaim Mintz

404 Madison Ave.

Lakewood, NJ 08701

1(888) 7 AWAKEN (888)729-2537

Volunteer organization: Places children from public school in yeshivas and raises funds for scholarships.


Rabbinical College of America

226 Sussex Ave.

Morristown, NJ 07960

(201) 267-3774

Full time yeshiva program for men: beginner to advanced



Ketubah Commission, Orthodox Union

3333 Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10001

(212) 563-4000

Reaches out to eligible singles to match men and women for marriage.



Mr. Isaac Skolnik, Director

1202 Avenue J

Brooklyn, NY 11230

(718) 692-1876

Provides information on Jewish divorce. Kayama coordinates entire GET procedure in an expedient and confidential manner to Jewish couples who are obtaining a civil divorce. Kayama also raises money to defray the costs of administering a GET.



JACS: Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons & Significant Others

Affiliated with Jewish Board of Family and Children Services

426 West 58th street

New York, NY 10019

(212) 397-4197

The primary purpose of JACS is to enhance recovery from chemical dependence from perspective of Jewish tradition and belief. Members of all recovery programs invited to attend.


Ohr Ki Tov Transformation Center

Rabbi Yankel Dinerstein

1519 E. 4th St.

Bklyn., NY 11230

(718) 376-8819

Combines Torah wisdom with Twelve Step Program in recovery process from alcoholism and drug addiction.



Barry Wilensky, MA, CSAC

P.O. Box 337

112 Franklin Place

Woodmere, NY 11598

(516) 374-3671

Clinical counseling and treatment for individuals struggling with chemical dependency in a Jewishly sensitive atmosphere. Also youth services, parenting center.




Rabbi Yaakov Spivak

POB 122

Monsey, NY 10952

(914) 352-1010

Retrieves and rescues Jewish neshamos from cults and missionary groups. Runs programs to strengthen Judaism, publications, tapes on Jewish topics, 20 years experience.


Jewish Community Relations Council

Task Force on Missionaries and Cults

Dr. Philip Abramowitz

711 Third Ave.

New York, NY 10017

(212) 983-4800 ext. 127/129

Involved in educating, organizing and advising individuals and organizations about intensified efforts and tactics of Hebrew Christian messianic groups and other cults. Speaker's Bureau, refer people to counseling, summer leafletting campaign, drafted legal guidelines to protect Jewish organizations from infiltration by missionaries


Outreach Judaism

Rabbi Tuvia Singer

POB 789

Monsey, NY 10952

(914) 356-1915/356-2730

National organization that responds directly to issues raised by missionaries and cults by exploring Judaism in contradistinction to Christianity. Provides informational resources, lectures, campus outreach, counseling, and networking.



Young Israel of Flatbush

Rabbi Moshe Sorscher

1012 Ave. I

Brooklyn, NY 11230

Tel: (718) 377-4400

Beginner Shabbat services: 10 a.m.


Lincoln Square Synagogue

Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald

200 Amsterdam Ave.

Tel: (212) 874-6100

Beginner Shabbat services: 9:15 a.m.


Young Israel of Fifth Avenue

3 West 16th St., NYC

(212) 255-4826

Beginner Shabbat services: 10 a.m.


Jewish Education Center

Rabbi Daniel Green

176 Madison Ave. (34th St)

(212) 889-5532


Havurat Israel

Rabbi David Algaze

106-20 70th Ave.

Forest Hills, Queens

(718) 261-5500

Beginner Shabbat services: 10 a.m.



Agudath Israel

4511 14th Ave.

Bklyn, NY 11219

Experience genuine Daf Yomi shiur in English with renowned Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss and other rabbis. 10 pm nightly (except Friday night)


For extensive list of Yomi shiurim throughout Brooklyn call: Torah Times, (718) 854-6410



The Jewish Traveler's Resource Guide 1998

by Jeff Seidel

Available at Jewish bookstores





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