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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

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 is the author of three volumes of Hakoneh Olamo, collections of halachic essays in Hebrew


Joseph Kramer, President -
Aaron Twersky, Vice President 
Yuddy Rubel, Vice President
Eli Sinnreich, Treasurer
Aaron Hirtz, Secreray​​​​​​​


Shani Sussman, President 
Jessica Klein
Shari Mosak
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