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 people's Shul; entirely volunteer run, CAY is for the people by the people. We count our true success on 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 whole hearted 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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Sunday 9:00 am
Monday - Friday 7:30 am
Mincha followed by Kabbalas Shabbos & Maariv: Beginning at candle lighting
CAY Kids: 10am - 1pm
We host weekly Shiurim, lectures, social events and holiday parties. There is something happening daily. The best way to keep in touch is by joining our mailing list.
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 $250.
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.
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.