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About Us

The Prospect Heights Shul is a warm and diverse Modern Orthodox community that exists to create meaningful relationships among its members and with G-d, to foster personal and spiritual growth, and to care for those who are marginalized both within our community and beyond.

The shul was founded in summer of 2011 by Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein and members of the community. Since its establishment, it has grown from a small number of dedicated individuals to a flourishing community of nearly one hundred families. After years of being lay-led, the shul now has Rabbi Ysoscher Katz as its Rabbi and the spiritual leader of the congregation. The shul community is comprised of a variety of demographics, backgrounds, and religious viewpoints. We work together to build a rich and vibrant community that is welcoming to all.


NEW! Temporary home at P.S. 9 

Teunis G. Bergen Elementary School (down the block from Luria)
80 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Our Rabbi

About the Rabbi

We are very excited to have Rabbi Ysoscher Katz joining us as Rabbi of our community.  Rabbi Katz will be with us every few weeks for Shabbat and Yom Tov.  He will also be teaching classes, holding office hours, and acting as a resource and advisor on communal and personal needs.  He would love to hear from you.  Please email him at



Rabbi Ysoscher Katz received ordination in 1986 from Rabbi Yechezkel Roth, dayan of UTA Satmer.  Rabbi Katz studied in Brisk and in Yeshivat Beit Yosef, Navaradok for over ten years. A graduate of the HaSha'ar Program for Jewish Educators, Rabbi Katz has taught at the Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls and SAR High School. He was a leading teacher of a daf yomi class in Boro Park for over eight years.

In addition to his role as the Rabbi of The Prospect Heights Shul, Rabbi Katz is currently the Chair of the Department of Talmud and the Director of the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He is also the Director of Judaic Studies at the Luria Academy of Brooklyn.

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