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About Us

Shaaray Tefila is a community institution serving its members and the residents of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway. It is a dignified and welcoming makom tefilah and a place of torah learning. We offer a wide variety of youth and education programs.

We welcome new members and encourage you to join us. Contact our shul office for more information.

  • Daily and shabbas morning minyanim
  • Daily mincha and maariv minyanim
  • Regular weekly shiurim
  • Weekly TCN video shiurim
  • Daf Yomi
  • Bais Medrash Zichron Alter with an extensive library of sefarim
  • R' Shmuel Bergmann Torah library
  • Youth program including shabbas groups, youth minyanim, trips, learning programs
  • Judaica book lending library
  • Scholars in Residence shabbasim
  • Extensive elegant catering facilities for bris’im, kiddushim, breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, bar/ bas mitzvahs and others uses
  • Active Sisterhood
  • Chevra Kadisha
  • Annual Chai Dinner


Rabbi Uri Orlian

Rabbi Emeritus
Rabbi Walter S. Wurzburger Z"TL

Yaakov Melmed

Chairman of the Board
Martin Klein

Vice Presidents
Harvey Halpert
Ernest Isaacson
Yaakov Gulkowitz
David Seidemann
Avi Lazar

Joel Yarmack

Assistant Treasurer
Yussi Nussbaum

Hillel Axelrod

Youth Director
Rabbi Shmuel Aidelson

Office Staff
Mrs Zelman, Mrs Solow, Mrs Garfinkel

Yitzchak Freund

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