Founded in 2011 by Rabbi Chezzi and Sima Denebeim, Chevra Ahavas Yisroel is a grass-roots Shul in Crown Heights, created as a spiritual gathering place for all Jews, regardless of background or affiliation. Founded on the principle of Ahavas Yisroel, our Shul keeps an open attitude of love and acceptance.
We seek to galvanize the basics of Judaism in a relevant manner through joyful song-filled prayer and contemporary programming while maintaining an unwavering commitment to Halacha and the spirit of Chassidus.
Above all else, our Shul is a peoples' Shul. Entirely volunteer-run, CAY is for the people by the people. We count our true success in inspiring creativity, innovation, and leadership amongst our congregants.
The mission of Chevra Ahavas Yisroel is to provide a platform for joyful Jewish expression that is infused with unconditional love and wholehearted acceptance for each and every Jew, all of humankind, and all of G-D’s creations. We aim to harness the power of community to better ourselves, our neighborhood, and the world.
306 Albany Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213
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Mincha followed by Kabbalas Shabbos & Maariv: Beginning at candle lighting
Chassidus: 9 am
Shachris: 10 am
CAY Kids: 10 am - 1 pm
Kiddush: 1 pm
We host weekly Shiurim lectures, social events, and holiday parties. Something is happening daily. The best way to keep in touch is by joining our mailing list. See below.
Our shul is solely funded by our community and its members. Please join our Grateful Yid program for just $30/month. Thank you for your partnership and for making our glorious CAY dream come true.
Do you have a birthday coming up?
A loved one whose memory you would like to honor? Want to celebrate the fact that spring has finally arrived in NYC? Sponsor a Kiddush, and let's say L'Chaim together! Kiddushim start at $300.
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Every month, extra Grateful Yidden sponsor our essentials to ensure our Shul can continue to keep our lights on, run our children's program, pay our Baal Koreh and have plenty to drink. This is a great way to honor a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. Starting at $165.
CAY invites you to utilize our gorgeous Shul for your next special occasion! Our space is yours for the incredibly low rental fee of $650! Now open to collaborating with event planners & caterers of all kinds for your every Simcha!
For more info & booking please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
It takes very many people to make CAY happen. The below people took on the official responsibility to ensure its safety and success. We thank them for their enormous dedication to our Shul and community.