About The Edmond J Safra Synagogue
The Edmond J Safra Synagogue is a Jewish Orthodox Sephardic synagogue in Brooklyn, New York.
We established in 2005 and shall maintain and conduct our Synagogue in accordance with the dictates of the Written and Oral Torah, the Shulchan Aruch, and Poskim, and in accordance with Sephardic Laws and Customs of Allepo (Arom Sobah), as perpetuated by Chief Rabbi Jacob S Kassin A”H, and Hacham Baruch Ben Haim A”H.
Our congregation is comprised of participants of Sephardic and Middle Eastern descent, including immigrants from: Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Yemen, and Turkey, along with their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation descendants.
We are currently, temporarily, housed in the former Ahaba ve Ahva Synagogue at the corner of Ocean Parkway and Ave R in Brooklyn.
Rabbi Eli J Mansour currently serves as the head Rabbi to the congregation and gives daily classes in Gemara, Halacha, Torah, Musar and a variety of subjects relevant to the community, many of which are recorded and available online.
The congregation has previously resided at Ahi Ezer Torah Center, and Har Halebanon Synagogue. Until September 2013, we were known as Congregation Bet Yaakob.
In 2011, the Congregation formed a partnership with The Edmond J Safra Foundation, and is currently in plans to erect a new permanent Sanctuary at the corner of Ave U & Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, NY.
The Edmond J Safra Synagogue is an IRS approved non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.