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Our Community


We have a lot to offer in Buffalo!

We are a growing community with much to be proud of: a beautiful building, our beloved and learned young Rabbi, and an atmosphere of friendship and community that larger congregations can't match.

In addition to our services, we have all of the amenities of a larger shul. We support three daily and Shabbat minyanim, evening classes for men and women, Shabbat classes during the long afternoons of spring and summer, and communal luncheons and other special programs for many of the holidays. 


Check out these pages to learn more:


The JCC offers opportunities for fitness and culture, as well as programming and activities targeted towards both children and adults. It has are two locations. 

Benderson Family Building


2640 N. Forest Road

Amherst,NY 14068

Holland Family Building


787 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo,NY 14209

UB Department of Jewish Thought

"The Department of Jewish Thought is dedicated to studying Judaism as an intellectual, ethical and literary tradition, highlighting its importance to the development of Western civilization from antiquity until today. We work to foster inquiry and expand knowledge through scholarship and instruction that makes this tradition available to broader humanities."

They also offer classes and lectures for the community. Several members of our shul are faculty and affiliated faculty within the department.

Buffalo Vaad Hakashrus 

The BVK was founded in 1981 by former Young Israel of Greater Buffalo Rabbi, Rabbi Yirmiyahu Kaganoff with the assistance of the founder of the COR. It was founded to serve the local industry but grew beyond that. Our shul Rabbi, Rabbi Okin is the Rabbinic Administrator of the Vaad.

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