THE CARLEBACH SHUL

When we walk into the Carlebach Shul something awakens in us that we have forgotten. A sound that we once knew quivers within us. It is the awareness of being a Jew.

The melodies of Reb Shlomo speak to our inner neshamot, which in turn, tells our brain, do you know who you are, how precious are each and every one of you? How much do we have to accomplish today and tomorrow? The holy prophet Amos spoke to this:

"Days are Coming. There will be a hunger in the world.
It will not be a hunger for bread nor a thirst for water.
But a hunger to hear the Word of G-d."

This awakening is found in the Carlebach Shul. We revive the pintele Yid, "the spark of the Jew." With heavenly songs, nigunim, we recite timeless prayers. We integrate the spiritual power of mystical teachings, the intellectual power of talmudic debate, and the life-transforming lessons of the Hasidic Masters, with the Ba'al Shem Tov, Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav, the Ishbitzer...

At The Carlebach Shul

We are a

shul with a universal heart.

We offer a

spirited, ecstatic prayer service every Friday night and Shabbat morning.

We serve

delicious holiday meals and conduct festive celebrations for Passover, Shavuot, the High Holidays, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah, along with communal observance of all other holidays, Chanukah, Purim, and the fast days as well.

We become current

by teaching the ancient texts. The more we understand yesterday, the more we understand today.

Here at the Carlebach shul, we

Enrich
the soul with regular offerings of classes in biblical Hebrew, parsha of the week, Daf Yomi, Kabbalah, and Siddur (prayerbook).
Welcome
people from all denominations and no denominations. At our shul a person dressed in a Hasidic streimel can pray alongside a person in jeans and a T-shirt. Here, we are all one.
Exalt
the power of song, and surround our community with a deep serenity drawn from thousands of years of Jewish music and modern music as well. Through haunting yet joyful tunes of Reb Shlomo we are transported in time. We are brought to a place that we've all known; to the talmudic teaching that all our souls were present at Sinai.
Honor
the teachings of our founders, Rabbi Naftali Carlebach, and his sons Rabbis Eli Chaim Carlebach and Shlomo Carlebach – and we are now led by Rabbi Naftali Citron, the great grandson of the founder. We are always conscious of our history.

FROM OUR GALLERY

CREATE A PLACE OF SANCTITY. WE OFFER A SAFE HAVEN FOR RELIGIOUS SEEKERS

A place free of judgment where the laws and ethical teachings are not only highlighted, but are our very way of life:

The Carlebach Shul creates this type of G-dliness. Just as the Israelites built a Tabernacle, a Mishkan, in order to establish a House for G-d in the desert, so too, the Carlebach Shul is that house in the wilderness for everyone who is longing to come home.