Ocean Parkway Jewish Center

Ocean Parkway Jewish Center

About Us


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Celebrating its 100th anniversary as a congregation in 2007, the Ocean Parkway Jewish Center was the first Synagogue built on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York.


Shabbat services are always warm, friendly, and inviting.  This formerly Conservative synagogue has installed a Mechitza.  Services are now traditional orthodox and are under the direction of Rabbi Robert Blustein.  Shabbat services begin at 9 a.m.  There is also a Mesivta Minyan in the Bait Hamedrash.


The synagogue offers traditional worship and ritual, in an orthodox setting.  The synagogue has a rabbi, a sexton, and a board of directors.  The building includes the Main Sanctuary, the Ainbinder Ballroom, a social hall with catering kitchen, a Bait Hamedrash, classrooms, and offices.

Calendar and Events


Living with the Parsha & Popcorn


Join us for a dynamic Shabbos afternoon discussion with Rabbi Robert Blustein and Rebbetzin Ronit Blustein every Saturday from 2 - 3 in the Ainbinder Room.  Mixed seating.  Refreshments (including popcorn).


Ocean Parkway Jewish Center holds traditional services on all of the major holidays.


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History


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The Ocean Parkway Jewish Center is a historic synagogue in the Kensington section of Brooklyn.  A plaque on the building exterior commemorates that the cornerstone was laid by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Winkelstein on April 26, 1925.


The building, erected in 1925, is one of Brooklyn's historic synagogues.  It is home to Tifereth Israel / First Congregation of Kensington, established in 1907.


 The Ocean Parkway Jewish Center was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. 

Membership and Donations


Membership

The Ocean Parkway Jewish Center is located at 550 Ocean Parkway, between Ditmas Avenue and Avenue F, in Brooklyn, NY.

Nearby public transportation includes the F train (Ditmas Avenue station or 18th Avenue station), the Q train (Cortelyou Road station or Newkirk Avenue station), the B8 bus (the stop at Ocean Parkway and 18th Avenue), and the B68 bus (the stop at Coney Island Avenue and 18th Avenue/Ditmas Avenue).


Donations

The Ocean Parkway Jewish Center encourages you to make donations of any amount.  Donations can be mailed to:

Ocean Parkway Jewish Center

550 Ocean Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11218-5899


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Directions

The Ocean Parkway Jewish Center is located at 550 Ocean Parkway, between Ditmas Avenue and Avenue F, in Brooklyn, NY.

Nearby public transportation includes the F train (Ditmas Avenue station or 18th Avenue station), the Q train (Cortelyou Road station or Newkirk Avenue station), the B8 bus (the stop at Ocean Parkway and 18th Avenue), and the B68 bus (the stop at Coney Island Avenue and 18th Avenue/Ditmas Avenue).


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