Monday, April 21, 2014


"The Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn" 
Sunday, April 27th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Many buildings in Brooklyn that once housed synagogues now serve other purposes. As synagogue membership throughout New York City declined, some buildings were razed while others were repurposed, with quite a few being converted to churches.

This Sunday, Ellen Levitt will talk about her book The Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn, in which she has documented in words and photos ninety-one of those former synagogues. Her book stands as a tribute to Brooklyn's Jewish history.

The featured synagogues were still standing as of 2008 and 2009 when the author was gathering material for her book. Avotaynu published the book in 2011.

This talk is part of a series presented by the Institute for Living Judaism: "The History of Brooklyn's Jews."

Attendees are invited to share their memories of the congregations they once belonged to.

Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street, corner of Church Avenue

Enter the building via the door on E. 5th Street closest to Church Avenue.

phone: (718) 871-5200
fax: (718) 871-5204 
e-mail: fandstjc @ 

The contact person for the event is Dr. Howard Honigman, the founder of the Institute for Living Judaism. E-mail him at dochh214 @ or call him at (718) 339-0230.