Shul doesn't have to be boring...
That has been our motto for over 80 years.
We're here to prove that "going to shul" doesn't have to be a tedious and boring chore your mother guilted you into doing.
It can (and should) be a good time--a place to have belly laughs, eat well, make new friends, gain perspective, and feel comfortable.
From inspirational speakers, to challah baking classes, to holiday parties - we've got something for everyone.
...and it shouldn't just be a place of worship...
We are first and foremost a community center.
Our job is to create a space in which a community can thrive and grow.
We have an active board of directors that is constantly looking for new and fun experiences to bring to the community.
We regularly have events for you and your children to enjoy, and have programs, such as a Hebrew school and choir, that you and yours can take advantage of!
...but our prayer services are extraordinary!
Our members come from all different levels of observance to pray with us. Our services are conducted with unique traditional Jewish melodies that can be traced back to Europe and the Middle East of the 18th century.
The overtones of the cantor and the children's choir will provide a meaningful and spiritual service that penetrates the hearts of many.
Our prayers are lead in a Modern Orthodox fashion and assures that all of our congregants are able to connect in unison.
See what our members have to say!
Diana Y, Member
I have been going to this shul for a while now. And although it sounds cheesy, it is like a second home; all the members in the synagogue are kind and nice. And every new member is received with a warm welcome.
David B, Member
Beautiful sanctuary, friendly and community atmosphere, everyone knows everyone, and the place is well-maintained. Holiday services are a joy to participate in, especially listening to and singing with the professional cantor that is called in to lead services. This synagogue tries its best not to charge its members and to include everyone into their congregation. Aliyot are free--unlike in other synagogues I've been to.
Taisiya Y, Member
Gorgeous interior design. With a best cantor ever Roman Yakobov. With a brunch after every Saturday praying service. With 14 generation Rabbi Moshe Weisblum. With a piano, air condition, 4 sifrey Torah. With praying books. Under the best president ever management. With FREE places for high holidays service.Love it !!!!
Let's keep it going!
The services, events, and programs we host provide so much value and really do bring community together.
However, they cannot continue without your help. Donate today. Every little bit helps!
Our Modern Orthodox services, held every Shabbat and on holidays, are vibrant and meaningful, with lunch served every Saturday after morning services.
You can't have a community center without fun and meaningful events for you and yours to enjoy! Check out our past and upcoming events!
The Jewish Center of Forest Hills West proudly hosts a wide variety of programs, including Hebrew School, Choir, Yoga classes, and Karate classes