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About Chabad of Brooklyn Heights
Chabad Lubavitch of Brooklyn Heights is housed in Congregation Bnai Avraham. It is a community based organization servicing the needs of the Jewish populations of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn, by providing prayer services, holiday programs and events, as well as support and assistance to all, regardless of affiliation or background. Our aim is to encourage and enhance Jewish awareness, knowledge and observance by building a warm, welcoming community with activities appealing to both members and non-members. CBA is the only synagogue in the area that provides daily Shacharit and Maariv services, as well as daily classes on every possible subject for men and women alike, from Talmud to Kabbalah. We provide services and programming for singles, families and seniors. Moreover, we are the area's only synagogue with a luxurious women's state-of-the-art Mei Menachem Community Mikvah on the premises. Our doors are open to all Jews, and every member of the synagogue is truly a part of the Chabad family.
About the Raskins
Rabbi Aaron & Shternie Raskin:
Rabbi Raskin, Shternie and family co-founded Chabad Lubavitch of Brooklyn Heights and Congregation B’nai Avraham and serves as its spiritual leaders. As an emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, they inspire their community that includes prominent judges, lawyers, doctors and community leaders, with their elegant, poignant, ethical and spiritual guidance.

Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin, a dynamic and charismatic leader, hails from a long line of prominent rabbis. His grandfather, Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, served as the official translator to the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Rabbi Raskin is also an author of a numerous of books and 100s of online videos, please see tab above.

In September of 1991 Shternie opened up Gan Menachem Kiddie Korner Preschool as a Project of the Chabad Lubavitch of Brooklyn Heights, in an effort to bring Judaic education, to the growing Jewish population in Downtown Brooklyn. Kiddie Korner Preschool grew rapidly and attracted new families to join the vibrant Jewish community Shternie and Rabbi Raskin had created.

Rabbi Aaron and Shternie felt the need of a Mikvah, so together they orchestrated the building of the Mei Menachem Community Mikvah, As Chabad Lubavitch of Brooklyn Heights and Congregation B’nai Avraham continues to develop into a center of Jewish life, The Raskins turned their attention to the future. With their deep sense of connection and commitment to Jewish survival they endeavor to extend their powerful Jewish experiences by opening up their home for Friday night (Shabbat dinners), by starting Soup Stoop - services the elderly in the neighborhood.

Rabbi Yankel & Yael Raskin:
Rabbi Yankel and Yael Raskin are co-directors of the Heights Hebrew School, CTeen program and Camp Gan Israel. Together they are building the future youth of our community. They both fill in the rolls of assistant Rabbi and Rebbetzin. Rabbi Raskin together with his wife and 2 beautiful children have made it their mission to bring Judaism closer to the youth of our community. Rabbi Yankel Raskin has earned his Rabbinical ordination at the Rabbinical college of America and received his Judgeship (Dayanut) from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg Z''l and Rabbi Y. Ulman Sh’lita. Rabbi Yankel and Yael both received their Masters Degree in special ed.

Rabbi Eliyahu & Shaindy Raskin:
Rabbi Eliyahu and Shaindy Raskin are the co-directors of “Chabad Law Students” with a mission to provide resources for the Jewish students attending Brooklyn Law School. They founded “Brooklyn Heights Young Jewish Professionals (BHYJP)” and also initiated the Chabad Tzedek Society, an exclusive membership club for students who are ready to expand their Judaism with community service projects. The students receive job externships opportunities and can attend events with renown speakers. Rabbi Eliyahu Raskin is a prolific and accomplished speaker and has made appearances at the Brooklyn Bar Association and has provided workshops to lawyers and judges on Judaism and leadership. Rabbi Raskin, together with his wife and 3 beautiful children have made it their mission to be a home away from home and tend to the spiritual needs of the Jewish Students and Young Professionals in the Downtown Brooklyn Area.
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