Mission Statement, Synagogue History and Location
Enjoy the difference a warm, caring, “haimish” synagogue makes! We are proud to be a multi-generational extended family for our members. Together we share life’s joys and sorrows, finding comfort and reassurance in being part of a kehilla kedosha (sacred community).
Come celebrate Shabbat and holidays in spirited Conservative egalitarian prayer and song! You’ll find a refreshing attitude which favors broad congregational involvement in our services.
Our congregation was founded in the autumn of 1951 by 6 Franklin Square families, known as “The Patterson Avenue Six”. The need was to meet the religious requirements of some 750 families, predominantly Jewish, who set up new homes in our area (once devoted to potato farming). We enrolled over 650 families as members and set up a full program of Conservative religious services, including a Religious School. Our shul immediately became the premier synagogue in the western Nassau County area and the focal point for religious and community activities in the ”Dogwood area” of Franklin Square-West Hempstead and now beyond.
Today, more than 200 families join together as a sacred community, in egalitarian prayer and song, in Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Chavurah groups, educational programs, cultural and social activities and in the joyous celebration of life’s events.
“LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION”!
Franklin Square-West Hempstead is a vibrant Jewish community. It is now the fastest growing affordable Jewish area centrally and conveniently located in the heart of western Nassau County, Long Island, which is approximately 23 miles east of midtown Manhattan. If you are looking for a suburban life-style, yet desire the closeness of everything that New York City has to offer, there is no reason to look further east than our “haimish” (down-to-earth) neighborhood! Come and check out the diverse choice of moderately priced expandable homes in our special community.
Fortunately, we are north of the Nassau County Flood Zone.
Because of our synagogue’s unique location and reasonable membership dues, we attract congregants from all of Nassau County, as well as eastern Queens and western Suffolk counties.Why 1950′s-style Ranch Homes Are All The Rage Again The “Dogwood area” of Franklin Square-West Hempstead has an abundant amount of 1950′s ranches!