"Enlarge the place of thy tent, stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations, spare not; lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes."
--Isaiah Chapter 54, Verse 2
“Our leaders founded B’nai Adath; our parents mortgaged their homes to house B’nai Adath; we dedicate our lives to ensuring the future of B’nai Adath by rebuilding our Synagogue.”
--Rabbi Baruch Yehudah, B’nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael
Our beautiful wood frame building has been a center for the worship of God and service to the Bedford-Stuyvesant community for almost 150 years.
Its entrance is graced by a lovely stained-glass window, and the high ceiling and windows on either side of the building fill the sanctuary with light. [HYPERLINK] Our ark is hand-carved and protected by the Lions of Judah that flank the Ten Commandments. Our sanctuary, including our women’s balcony, can seat approximately 800 people. Our basement ballroom has seated an additional 500 people. The yard outside the synagogue building has also accommodated gatherings and we have enjoyed many community feasts and Sukkot celebrations there.
Our home’s large size has made it ideal for us to hold High Holy Day services, Bar Mitzvah parties, weddings, fundraisers and community events, as well as many events when the national Israelite community has come together to meet. We have also hosted smaller gatherings, including religious education classes for our youth and a soup kitchen for our neighbors in need.
1006 Greene Avenue has been embedded in the hearts and lives of members of B’nai Adath ever since we began worshipping there in the 1960s. So critical has it been to our congregation that when Rabbi Baruch Yehudah, left the hospital as an infant and before he went to his parents’ house, they took him to our Synagogue for his brit milah. He himself conducted the brit for three of his sons within the Synagogue along with many other children. His lifelong connection to our Congregation and to our Synagogue building is not alone within our community.