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The once famous Brooklyn Jewish Center, located at 667 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, today exists as Educational Institute Oholei Torah. We welcome you to our website and await hearing from you with your nostalgic memories of the Center, so we can further our efforts in re-connecting the glorious past and the bright future of the Brooklyn Jewish Center edifice.
The Brooklyn Jewish Center was founded with the vision of being an all inclusive Synagogue Center. The cornerstone, laid on June 13th 1920, was the foundation of a building which housed an elaborate sanctuary, wedding ballroom, a day school, a swimming pool, and a health club. Designed to cater to every Jewish need, the Center also maintained a full-service kosher restaurant and an extensive adult education program. The center's founding rabbi was Rabbi Israel H. Levinthal, who continued in this capacity until 1954, then later as the Rabbi Emeritus. He was succeeded by Rabbi Benjamin Z. Kreitman. Rabbis Schwartman, Haymowitz and Bloch also served a Spiritual Leaders.
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