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We are a modern Orthodox synagogue in the Van Cortlandt Village section of the Bronx. The neighborhood was formerly called Kingsbridge Heights.
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Van Cortlandt Jewish Center extends its sincere sympathy to Doris Spencer, its good friend, and her family on the tragic loss of her grandchildren.
Inspired by his own heritage and dedicated to the Holocaust survivors he met on his journeys, Michael Weinstein gives readers a tour of 180 beautiful synagogues throughout the boroughs of New York City. For two years, Michael's desire to learn as much as he could moved him to visit synagogues in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. This coffee table book's 613 photos represent each of the mitzvot, or commandments, of Judaism in the Torah. Michael shares the dates that these stunning synagogues were founded as well as their names, including their English translations. Enjoy the journey this photo book will take you on through some of New York City's most historic and lovely synagogues.
The following Bronx Synagogues are featured in this great coffee table book:
Albert Einstein Synagogue Congregation Birkat Shmuel
Kingsbridge Center of Israel
Van Cortlandt Jewish Center
Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale
Young Israel of Pelham Parkway Jewish Center
The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center is selling this book for $36 (list price $39.95). If we sell 20 books the author will let us keep a % of the money collected.