The Manhattan Beach community in southern Brooklyn is a wonderful place to live. It feels like living in the country, with all of the city amenities. There are modern parks where children can play, a boardwalk, the gorgeous ocean and beautiful views of sailboats along Sheepshead Bay. It is close to shuls, yeshivas, kosher shopping, convenient transportation and so much more. The community has an eruv.
The excellent Shulamith School for Girls (from Pre-K-12) is located next to the synagogue and there’s a catering hall that’s available for simchas. The new mikvah is one block away. Lower Manhattan is 35 minutes away by subway, and Midtown Manhattan is a 50-minute subway ride. The subway station is a five-minute walk.
The upcoming beautiful building, which is scheduled for completion in the late Fall 2018, will contain 23 luxurious 3-bedroom apartments with subsidized rent for member families ofManhattan Beach Jewish Center. The spacious apartments will have all the amenities of a kosher home as well as beautiful views of the ocean and Sheepshead Bay.
The anchor for the Jewish community is the people-friendly and welcoming Manhattan Beach Jewish Center synagogue which has daily minyanim, a Shabbat children’s program, classes, Shabbat dinners, lectures by guest speakers, a delicious hot Shabbat kiddush, two yeshivas, three summer camps and a huge gym. The congregation is led by the warm and friendly Rabbi Yehoshua Zelikovitz, his energetic wife Sarah and their young family.
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