What We Do

Go to Shabbat Prayers

Shabbat Prayers

Join us every Friday night at sundown as we welcome in Shabbat (and new people) as a community. We pray with a lot of spirit, singing, intentions, sharing, and dancing, and with a mechitza. We also pray Shabbat/Saturday at 9:15am, with coffee and kiddush.

Go to Torah / Jewish Learning

Torah / Jewish Learning

Come engage with Jewish texts and wisdom that will speak to you and your life. Options range from Beisics of Judaism, G!d Salon, hands-on practices, and Chassidut — and we’re happy to find something for you

Go to Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Celebrations

Meaningful High Holyday prayers and meals, Hanukkah celebrations in the streets, rocking Passover Seders — you definitely want to spend Jewish holidays with us, especially if you’re new, or looking for something new. Next up: Rosh Hashana in the Heights!

Go to Monthly Shabbatons

Monthly Shabbatons

Join us for our monthly Shabbatons – a community-building weekend of great people and soulful singing, engaging learning, delicious eating, musical havdala / jam sessions, FrED talks, and more!

Go to Bowl for Your Soul

Bowl for Your Soul

Fighting the flu? Catching a cold? Just went through a tough breakup? For whatever life throws at you, nothing helps you fight back like a bowl of chicken soup. Whenever you need it, sign up for some homemade chicken soup delivered to your door with love from your friends at The Beis.

Go to Shabbat Meals

Shabbat Meals

New to the Beis? New to the Heights? New to Shabbat? Come join us for a Shabbat meal! Most weeks we have lovely Shabbat hosts from our community who’d be happy to open a seat at their table for you – just let us know (by Thursday, preferably)!

Go to Coffee Dates

Coffee Dates

Want to find out more about the Beis Community? Want to get more involved in the Beis? Want to talk about your Jewish journey? Hart and others from our core team regularly meet 1-on-1 for coffee (or tea) at the local Starbucks or Buunni cafe, and would be happy to meet with you – just email/fb one below!

What We're About

The Beis is an intentional, inclusive, innovative Orthodox Jewish community that provides a home for people looking to explore their Judaism, to connect with others, and to be inspired.

The Beis Community was started in 2013 when a bunch of Jews living in a big city felt like their neighborhood should feel more like home. Maybe something with a little intimacy, intention, and spirit, more diversity, welcomeness, and inclusion, and values that reflected their own and would speak to a broader audience. And when people started coming, they realized they were onto something, that lots of people were also looking for that.

The Values of the Beis are
Creating a Home: Cultivating a welcoming community that actively invites Jews of all or no backgrounds to engage with Jewish life and Judaism
Spirituality: Infusing our lives with intention and Godliness through prayer, Torah study, and creativity that is innovative and renewed
Empowering Participation: Creating avenues for active participation to cultivate individuals' potentials and help us to realize the potential of our kehillah (community)
Human connection: People-centered focus with an emphasis on welcomeness, inclusivity, and connecting people

Who We Are

The Beis is brought to you through the dedication and love of a lot of people!
Here's some of our core team - feel free to reach out to them to talk or for coffee:

Jordy Burstein

Welcoming Circle
Jordy loves meeting new people and hearing their stories. She strives to make the Beis a safe and accessible space for all Jews and loves working together with others to achieve this goal! While not at the Beis, Jordy can be found visiting art museums, making various types of coffee, or experiencing nature. She is also studying to become a physical therapist. Please reach out if you would like to chat about the Beis or life in general!

Vivi Bloom

Creativity / Arts Circle
Vivi is a reading specialist and teacher in Manhattan. She most enjoys praying soulful Kabbalat Shabbat, learning a new niggun, and using artistic media including: watercolor paints, Indian ink, nail polish + salt. Vivi would love if you reached out to her about leading us in enriching experiences which can fuel and renew our connections to ourselves, each other, and of course to The Lord!

Nathaniel Moldoff

Outreach Circle and Builders Circle
Nathaniel is passionate about creating welcoming Jewish spaces and helping people find meaning in community. He is currently a student at New York University, where he is working towards Masters degrees in Public Administration and Jewish Studies. Nathaniel brings to the Beis Community several years of experience in nonprofit marketing, finance, and fundraising.

Rebecca Neril

Shabbatons Circle
Growing up in NorCal, Rebecca spent many Friday afternoons with her grandparents making plum jam and whole wheat challah. When she isn’t finishing her residency in internal medicine, Rebecca loves to bake, throw pottery and surround herself in a spiritually invigorating community. She has long been involved in community building, leading the Challah for Hunger chapter in college and Shabbat dinners for 75 people.

Isaiah Rothstein

Ruach / Spirit Circle
Growing up in a mixed-race Chabad family in Monsey, Isaiah was awarded a diverse Jewish experience that treasured loving all and welcoming all those who seek. His vision is a Judaism with bridges, dialogue, respect and love for the other. Recently embarking on his journey as a rabbi and social worker, Isaiah sees the Beis as a pioneer of people uncovering their own chapter in the Jewish story and recognizing their spiritual potential within.

Sara Rozner

Prayer Circle
Sara is a Judaic Studies student and aspiring Psychologist who loves writing, spending time in nature, and participating in roof-raising jam sessions. She really cares about connecting with other people over how we connect with G!d, and tapping into our community’s awesome spirit to bring more meaning and intention to prayer. Sara is so grateful to the Beis for being a home for her and all Jews who come through the door.

Yael Brodsky Levine

Learning Circle
Yael is an urban planner who loves hip hop dancing, experimenting in the kitchen, and exploring the Heights with her husband Hart and twin sons. One of the founding members of the Beis Community, Yael has pioneered experimental education initiatives including Potluck Learning & G!d Salon. Yael loves that people can bring their whole selves to the Beis and finds meaning grappling with the tensions in being a person and a Jew in the world.

Rachael Fried

Space Circle
Rachael holds a Masters in Social Work from Wurzweiler and a Master of Fine Arts from Parsons in Transdisciplinary Design. She is passionate about fostering connection through humor and play, productive discomfort, and ensuring that the voices of LGBTQ individuals in the Orthodox Jewish community are heard and celebrated. She is currently the Assistant Director of JQY and spends her summers at Jewish camp.

Hart Levine

Spiritual leader and Community Organizer
Hart works to bring Jewish people together, starting in college with Heart to Heart, and now professionally as part of the OU NextGen. He loves meeting new people and inviting them to Shabbat, creating cool data visualizations using Googledocs, and tabling in the Heights with his wife Yael and twin sons. Feel free to reach out with any spiritual or organizational questions about the Beis, or if you want to come for Shabbat dinner!