*Shuls are listed in alphabetical order
Bais Menachem Chabad Center
The Kessler Family Chabad Center For Jewish Life, located in the heart of Brighton at 12 Corners, is a Jewish haven where “Jewish batteries” can be “recharged”. Everyone is cordially invited to step inside to explore and discover our beautiful Jewish heritage. The Kessler Family Chabad Center, is a no-strings-attached place for study, browsing, asking questions and receiving answers. A place where every single Jew, will feel warmly welcome, with a true sense of belonging. Davening Shabbos morning is followed by a lavish kiddush and there is a mikveh for men on the premises.
Congregation Beth Hakneses Hachodosh
Rabbi Dov Chastain
Address: 19 St. Regis Drive North Rochester, NY 14618
Congregation Beth Shalom
From its beginnings in 1929, Congregation Beth Sholom has been the center of a community of Jews committed to the beauty of traditional Judaism. The original Field Street synagogue was a beacon to Jews moving into the neighborhood. As the congregation grew, the leaders dreamed of a larger home. They built the present Monroe Avenue site in stages, reflecting congregational priorties.
Currently, there is excitement filling every corner of Beth Sholom’s Monroe Avenue building. On Shabbat, families fill the sanctuary, and youth– from preschoolers to teenagers — take over the basement, library, chapel, and hallways. The friendly buzz of greetings and conversations at Shabbat and holiday kiddush, the Succot hoshanot procession accented with a hundred lulavim, and the noise of costumed children and adults drowning out Haman’s name during the megillah reading are testimony to the congregational commitment to Shabbat and holiday observance.
Congregation Light of Israel
Congregation Light of Israel, a warm and vibrant synagogue has moved into it’s new building in 2012 on 1675 Monroe Avenue. This home is a center of learning and growth, laughter and joy connecting Jews together from diverse backgrounds. Believed to be the oldest Sephardic Synagogue in the state outside of the New York City area, Light of Israel offers many cultural and educational learning opportunities for the Jewish community of Rochester. Light of Israel strives to be a home to any Jew regardless of their background and their beliefs in a non-judgmental or patronizing way. Part of our mission is to connect Jews with Judaism by establishing and sustaining meaningful learning opportunities for every Jewish adult in the Rochester area regardless of affiliation, and to enable them to experience the joy and vibrancy of Judaism.
To view our community wide davening schedule please click HERE.