The Neighborhood: An Urban Center for Jewish Life is embarking upon a new model of community center designed to match the needs and spirit of the Jewish communities in Central/Northern Brooklyn. The Neighborhood will be a platform for making connections across the diverse Jewish communities of Central/Northern Brooklyn, a physical gathering place, and also a host of pop-up happenings in neighborhoods across the area. It will be particularly designed to attract the thousands of Jewish Brooklynites and their friends who may not yet have found their Jewish home and are curious about new ways of engaging in Jewish communal life . The Neighborhood will welcome Jews and those who don't identify as Jewish who have a range of religious observances, political perspectives, and identities, particularly appealing to young adults, families with young children, teens, and empty nesters. It will be built with insights and input from community members and institutions, tap into the unique spirit and trends of Brooklyn and be guided by local needs, cultures, and sensibilities. The Center is targeted to enhance and complement existing Jewish infrastructure and grow the overall number of people actively involved in the Jewish Community.
The Central/Northern area encompasses neighborhoods including Bedford–Stuyvesant, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, Crown Heights, Ditmas Park, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Gowanus, Greenpoint, Greenwood, Kensington, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Red Hook, South Slope, Williamsburg, and Windsor Terrace. We also envision attracting participants from nearby neighborhoods in Manhattan. And, of course, anyone from the rest of Brooklyn and NYC is welcome to join in!
We're eager to hear what you want to happen in The Neighborhood and how you see yourself contributing to bringing this big vision to life!
The Neighborhood: An Urban Center for Jewish Life is embarking upon a new model of community center designed to match the needs and spirit of the Jewish communities in Central/Northern Brooklyn. The Neighborhood will be a platform for…
|Founding Director||Brooklyn, NY||February 12, 2021|