Join Brooklyn Jews for a Passover Seder as we like it. Dinner by Zabar's (imported from the UWS), a journey through the New American Haggadah, and glasses upon glasses of wine. We'll fulfill our ritual obligations as well as our fantasies of attending bougie, Jewy dinner parties à la Woody Allen movies.
Dinner will include all the Passover staples (matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket, etc.) as well as vegetarian options. We're capping attendance, so be sure to sign up before April 5! The evening will take place in our favorite loft space in Prospect Heights. More location details upon registration.
Please note, while all food will be prepared in the style of Passover, it won't be strictly kosher. If you would like to reserve vegetarian or strictly kosher options, please email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Seder is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s.
Join us as we lift our spirits to welcome Shabbat, with special guest musicians from the Brooklyn Conservatory. We'll have a l'chaim at 6:00, followed by a Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30, with dinner and drinks to follow throughout the night.
$15 for dinner and unlimited l'chaims!
Join Brooklyn Jews, Congregation Beth Elohim, Shir HaMaalot, Altshul, Mishkan Minyan, Prospect Heights Shul, Kavod: A Brooklyn Partnership Minyan and Repair the World NYC for a joint Megillah reading and Purim Party Spectacular at Congregation Beth Elohim (274 Garfield Pl).
7:30pm - Community Maariv and Megillah reading - come in costume to a traditional reading of the Purim story read by some of Brooklyn's finest chanters
8:00pm - Megillah Reading with PHS and Kavod - mechitza seating with male and female Megillah readers
9:00pm - Celebrate Purim with drinks, snacks, Hamentaschen, party music and, best of all, your friends throughout the BK Jewish community!
Cost for party: $10 per person
(includes three drink tickets - beer, wine, and cider will be served)
The Megillah Reading is Free!
Please bring a canned good with you to benefit the Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH). They are looking specifically for canned beans for their pantry or monitary donations.
Join us for the first Brooklyn Jews Shabbat of 2017, at Beth Elohim in Park Slope. We'll have a whiskey and wine l'chaim at 6pm, a Shabbat service at 6:45, and dinner & drinks to follow throughout the night. $15 gets you dinner and unlimited drinks!
The last Grindr Shabbat of 2016 is here! Chanukkah has it all: hot oil, tops, miracles, and zealotry—what more could you ask for?
And, in the spirit of that other late December holiday, we may even have Chinese food...
We'll daven Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30pm, with dinner and drinks to follow all throughout the evening. Feel free to come for davening, dinner, drinks, schmoozing, or some combination thereof.
It won't quite be Hanukkah yet, but that hasn't stopped us before! This year, Brooklyn Jews is celebrating the holidays with its annual party along with an awesome lineup of live music:
At 8:30, jazz flautist Hadar Noiberg and her band will play a holiday-inspired jazz set. At 9:15, the 12th Night Klezmer Band will offer a contemporary twist on favorite melodies from the shtetl.
The night will continue til midnight with dancing, an open bar, and Hanukkah finger foods at Congregation Beth Elohim.
Tickets Available HERE.
If you've never been to a Brooklyn Jews Shabbat, or you just can't get enough, here's your next chance. We'll have a bourbon l'chaim at 6:00pm, Shabbat services at 6:40, with dinner and drinks to follow. This is bound to be an awesome event! Tickets: $15, for unlimited food and drinks.
Grindr Shabbat is here once more! We'll host a traditional Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30pm, with dinner and drinks to follow all throughout the evening. Feel free to come for davening, dinner, drinks, schmoozing, or some combination thereof.
Never heard of us? Grindr Shabbat is a grassroots community of LGBTQ Jews that gets together for Shabbat events at various points throughout the year. We're powered by Brooklyn Jews, a project of Congregation Beth Elohim. Click here to read more about us!
Be sure to register/donate HERE so that we can keep this initiative going!
Simchat Torah is a joyous holiday that marks the end of the High Holiday season. It's a chance to dance, drink, and sing with a bunch of Torah scrolls and a bunch of other Jews from across Brooklyn. We'll be celebrating in Grand Army Plaza on October 24th. No need to RSVP!
7:00p Services (coordinated by Congregation Beth Elohim)
7:45p Dancing with the Torah begins
10:15p Torah reading
11:00p NYC permit expires
Location will be in the "safety area" at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. In case of rain, we'll be at Union Temple of Brooklyn!
CO-SPONSORING COMMUNITIES (in formation):
Avodah | Bay Ridge Jewish Center | Brooklyn Jews | Shir HaMaalot | Mishkan Minyan | Park Slope Jewish Center | Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives | Temple Beth Emeth v'Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek | Congregation Mount Sinai | Kane Street Synagogue | KINGS BAY Y | Moishe House Park Slope | Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom | ImmerseNYC | Flatbush Jewish Center | Israelbklyn | East Midwood Jewish Center | UJA-Federation of New York | HIAS | Hannah Senesh Community Day School | Brooklyn Beit Midrash
It's just what it sounds like. Taking elements of Ashkenazic Jewish cuisine and putting them to use in making new blends of cocktails. We'll be joined by one of the founders of The Gefilteria, Jeffrey Yoskowitz, as we learn how to make these Jewy cocktails. $18 gets you entry and all the cocktails you can make/enjoy. GET TICKETS HERE.
Join Rabbi Sara Zacharia and her Bet Art Midrash, a popup learning space that offers a chance to explore a traditional text through classical modes and respond to it through art. We'll meet in the CBE Sukkah for an evening of learning, creation, drinks and seasonal nosh. This event is open to everyone -- all ages and learning backgrounds are welcome.
Sliding scale $5-20 per person. Please register HERE.
Join Brooklyn Jews for our annual Yom Kippur services in the Prospect Park Picnic House. Our spirited services will be led by Student Cantor Shanna Zell and Student Rabbi Matt Green, with participation from community members. All are welcome regardless of membership or affiliation. We use a non-denominational prayerbook and strike a balance between modern and traditional texts and melodies.
NOTE: ALL YOM KIPPUR SERVICES AND EVENTS WILL BE AT THE PROSPECT PARK PICNIC HOUSE.
Questions? Contact Shanna at email@example.com.
Join Brooklyn Jews as we ring in 5777 with our annual High Holy Day services. Our spirited services will be led by Student Cantor Shanna Zell and Student Rabbi Matt Green, with participation from community members. All are welcome regardless of membership or affiliation. We use a non-denominational prayerbook and strike a balance between modern and traditional texts and melodies.
NOTE: Erev Rosh Hashanah evening services will be held this year at Congregation Beth Elohim (274 Garfield Pl). All other services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be in the Prospect Park Picnic House.
Questions? Contact Shanna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us as Brooklyn By The Book welcomes Patti Smith to speak about her most recent book at Congregation Beth Elohim. M Train describes the odyssey of a legendary artist through cafés and haunts around the world. In prose that flows between dreams and reality, past and present, we travel to Frida Kahlos Casa Azul in Mexico; to the fertile moon terrain of Iceland; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New Yorks Far Rockaway just before Hurricane Sandy; to the West 4th Street subway station, filled with the sounds of the Velvet Underground after the death of Lou Reed; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, and illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee from the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids.
This program will take place at Congregation Beth Elohim. All tickets come with (1) paperback copy of M Train. All books available for pickup or purchase at the program.
Join us for our first big Shabbat after our summer hiatus! We'll have a l'chaim at 6:30 followed by a service and dinner. More details, including location, TBD shortly. Stay tuned!
The celebrated author will be speaking at Beth Elohim, as part of the launch of his new book, Here I Am. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers and critics loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer's most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. After the talk, join Brooklyn Jews for an hour of cocktails and schmoozing. Contact Matt at email@example.com for tickets and more information.
Join us for another Brooklyn Jews Shabbat at Beth Elohim! We'll have a l'chaim at 6:30pm, a short Kabbalat Shabbat service at 7:15, and a gourmet Mediterranean dinner afterwards, prepared by guest chef, Felipe Saint Martin. Felipe has trained with some of the world’s best chefs: in Brazil, Australia, Italy, and here in NYC. He was the chef de charcuterie at Gramercy Tavern and he opened the handmade pasta department at Eataly. Felipe loves bringing people together to indulge in the richness of food, laughter and love. $10 gets you dinner and unlimited drinks! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE
Gather and celebrate Jewish Brooklyn as a center of entrepreneurial creativity and millennial innovation. Connect and collaborate with old friends and new, enjoy food and wine, conversation and learning. Sleep in. Hike. Meditate. Dance. Our mission is to unplug, recharge, and be present, to retreat in order to move forward with our vision for a livable, dynamic Judaism. Sponsored by Base Hillel, Brooklyn Jews, Repair The World NYC, and OneTable. For more information, contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Repair The World NYC is kicking off Martin Luther King Day weekend with a Shabbat dinner at the Prospect Park Picnic House. Special guests include Tynesha McHarris in conversation with Rabbi Rachel Timoner. Contact Jon at: email@example.com