Congregation Kehilath Jacob - THE CARLEBACH SHUL305 West 79th Street New York NY 10024PHONE: 212-580-2391E-Mail:
of The Carlebach Shul lies in its ability to bring together
and inspire a wide spectrum of the Jewish population. The
Jew, the modern-orthodox, the traditional Chassid, as well
as a host of Scholars-In-Residence all come to pray, sing,
and learn together in an environment that embodies holiness,
spirituality and joy. Through Rabbi Carlebach's inspiration,
Friday night has become a time for Jews of all backgrounds
gather at The Carlebach Shul to live the paradise of Shabbos.
This legacy is being continued today with fervor and excitement
by our spiritual leader, Reb Shlomo's great-nephew, Rabbi
Naftali Citron. The synagogue has blossomed into a haven
for hundreds of Jews who come every week to live 25 hours
of Shabbos bliss.
What is the secret of our success?
is rooted in two fundamental Torah teachings: Neshama Yeseira,
a special soul we receive on Shabbos, and Lechem Mishnah, the
two loaves of bread we have to Shabbos commemorating the double
portion of Manna we received in the desert for Shabbos. Finding
the special Shabbos souls who are hungry for G-d (the Neshama
Yeseira) and feeding them the double portion (Lechem Mishnah)
is our goal. Indeed, in order to reach the lofty goal of a "never-ending
Shabbos," The Carlebach Shul, together with its rabbi, is dedicated
to bringing Reb Shlomo's Torah teachings to Jews of all backgrounds
in an atmosphere of warmth and joy.
every day is truly special at the Carlebach Shul, there are
certain days and certain events that are a "must" for us. Among
the most special times at our synagogue are Selichos night,
Hoshanah Rabbah, Simchas Torah, Chanukah, Tu B'Shvat, Purim,
our beautiful and touching weekend-long commemoration of Rabbi
Shlomo's Yahrzeit, and of our Yom Tov celebrations.
are planned with a special love of Yiddishkeit and Klal Yisroel
in mind. That's why The Carlebach Shul has become known as the
"right place to be," both for those who live in our area and
those who travel great distances to be with us on these special
occasions. In addition, the Shul sponsors regular Jewish music
concerts and Melave Malkas which allow the Jewish community
at large to find expression through Jewish music.