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About Beis HaKnesses of North Woodmere

In the summer of 2004, a small group of young and enthusiastic families conceived of the idea of starting their own shul in North Woodmere.  The families wanted to create a shul that was a makom tefilah with an atmosphere focused on davening and learning – a place that could serve as a central location for Avodas Hashem for the entire community. These founding families were drawn to Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz's dynamic personality, breadth of torah knowledge and exemplary middos, and he was the unanimous choice to serve as the Rav of the new shul.  After converting Rabbi Lebowitz's basement into a temporary shul, minyanim began at BKNW on Shabbos Parshas Noach, 2004.  The shul quickly outgrew its original home and relocated to 649 Hungry Harbor Road, where the building is filled with the sounds of torah and tefilah each and every day.  BKNW is a proper makom tefillah and home to a number of weekly shiurim, including a daily daf yomi shiur, a weekly halacha shiur, and a one-of-a-kind contemporary halacha shiur at shaleshudus. With approximately 150 family members, the shul continues to grow annually. 

We constantly run adult education, 
chessed and community programs, as well as a variety of youth programs for over three-hundred children. 

North Woodmere is a quiet, beautiful neighborhood located only minutes away from the Five Towns'
shopping, restaurants and schools, as well as the communities of Cedarhurst, Woodmere and Lawrence. North Woodmere is also home to a state-of-the-art park that offers activities for children of all ages.

We would love to have you come spend a shabbos in our community to see if BKNW and North Woodmere are right for you and your family.  If you have any questions about the neighborhood, the shul, or would like to come for a shabbos, please contact Rabbi Lebowitz at bknwrabbi@gmail.com.

Our Rabbi - Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz

Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz is the director of Semikhah at RIETS as well as the Mara D'atra of Beis Haknesses of North Woodmere. He was previously a rebbe at Lander's College for Men and an eleventh grade Rebbe at the DRS Yeshiva High School (HALB).

Rabbi Lebowitz grew up in the Five Towns community and spent two years learning in eretz Yisrael at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh , where he developed a close relationship with Rav Ahron Silver, who taught him his derech halimud and encouraged him to pursue a career in Klei Kodesh. Upon his return from Eretz Yisrael, Rabbi Lebowitz attended Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business, where he majored in finance.

Rabbi Lebowitz has published numerous articles on practical halachic topics in various journals, including several recent articles in the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society. Prior to founding the Beis Haknesses of North Woodmere, Rabbi Lebowitz spent three years as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Sha’aray Tefillah in Lawrence. While at Sha’aray Tefillah, Rabbi Lebowitz also served as the Rosh Kollel of the morning kollel, one of the foremost centers of adult education in the Lawrence community. 

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr. Avishai Neuman, President - president@bknw.org

Jeff Misher Vice President 

Jeremy Herskowitz, Vice President 

Gershon Yarmush, Treasurer

Tani Sussman, Secretary

OUR SISTERHOOD 

Shani Sussman, President 

Lana Pinchasov

Rivkie Rada

Lauren Sider

Contact: sisterhood@bknw.org

Sun, September 26 2021 20 Tishrei 5782