Zerach Barnet Synagogue

The caravan minyan on Zerach Barnet Street sits on a cul-de-sac street in the center of the neighborhood; its local residents number about 80 families, including many involved in full-time learning. Aside from the thriving minyanim throughout the day and night, we are proud to host two separate kollelim in the shul. There is an almost constant “voice of Torah” in our “caravan”, where four different languages could be heard learning at any given time. Many shiurim take place on a variety of relevant topics for the community (guarding one’s tongue, morals and ethics, Jewish thought, holiday preparation etc.) as well as special learning modules for fathers and sons. Once a year we host a major Simchat Beit Hashoeva event on Sukkot where children from the age of three sing and dance alongside our beloved and respected octogenarians. Again, due to the difficulty in navigating the neighborhood by foot, we are providing basic and advanced religious and spiritual programs and rituals as a service to the residents, seminaries and yeshivot located on this level of the hill. Since our small community is located on a cul-de-sac, everyone knows one another and has over time, coalesced into a warm, family-centered, caring environment. A number of different nationalities and new immigrants have settled in our area and feel most comfortable in their surroundings. The ?caravan minyan? on Zerach Barnet Street, in the center of the neighborhood, is housed in a temporary prefabricated building, and for over 15 years, we have been engaged in an effort to obtain permission to build a permanent structure. The topography in Har Nof makes it physically prohibitive for many individuals young and old to climb stairs to any other street to go to shul. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) kindly allowed us to clear a small area of the Jerusalem Forest at the end of the road to place a temporary structure (the ?caravan?) there until we could find a long term solution. They have made it clear that this is not to be a permanent arrangement. After many long years of waiting for a building permit, planning permission was finally granted, and we were given the green light to build. We have engaged a renowned architect, David Collins, whom we can rely on to produce a building befitting of its purpose. He has a great deal of experience, including the Yechave Daat Synagogue in Har Nof and the Horev Synagogue in Jerusalem. Ultimately, the new building will also be wheelchair accessible thereby allowing the more physically challenged in the immediate area to attend services on Shabbat and Yom Tov together with family and friends.

Address 14 Zerach Barnet St.
Har Nof
City Jerusalem
State Is
Zip Code 9540416
Country Israel
Phone 26513482
Website www.charidy.com/zerachb
ID Number 58-0210789

If you wish to make a contribution to Zerach Barnet Synagogue please send us a check payable to "PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc." and note in the memo portion of the check, or include in a separate note, your recommendation that we should make a contribution to Zerach Barnet Synagogue. Please include the ID Number (58-0210789) for the charity as well. Please do not include any other words (such as the name of the charity) on the payee line of your check or else our bank will not accept it and we will have to return the check.

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PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc.
630 Third Ave, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017