B’nai Israel Brochure, Interactive Version
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|Welcome to Norfolk
|Office (757) 627-7358
Fax (757) 627-8544
|420 Spotswood Avenue
Norfolk, VA, 23517
| About Norfolk, Virginia
Tucked away in the beautiful Ghent section of Norfolk, Virginia is a small but blossoming Orthodox community. Though comprised of fewer than one hundred families, Norfolk’s community has remained strong and seen growth in recent years.
B’nai Israel Congregation, which has served the community for more than 100 years, is a lively hub of Torah living with daily classes and well attended services.
The Norfolk Area Community Kollel was founded with four families in 2001 and continues to elevate the community with serious Torah study and outreach.
The Hebrew Academy of Tidewater has been an established community-wide school for over fifty years. Thirteen years ago, Toras Chaim was founded by the Orthodox segment pf Jewish Norfolk and currently boasts over one hundred students, b’li ayin hora.
A year after the founding of Toras Chaim, Yeshivas Aish Kodesh was established as a yeshiva for our high-school-aged boys; and, in 2006, BINA High School for girls opened, giving all students from K through 12 the opportunity to attend Orthodox schools.
Where to Daven
B’nai Israel Congregation
1920 Colley Ave
A Brief History
B’nai Israel Congregation has a rich history as the oldest and largest Orthodox congregation in the Tidewater area. Our present sanctuary was established in 1946 when the Twentieth Street Synagogue and K’hal Chasidim from downtown Norfolk united to become the United Orthodox Synagogue. The B’nai Israel name was assumed in the 1950’s when synagogue merged with B’nai Israel Congregation of downtown Norfolk.
The present synagogue building was redesigned in 2000, merging the old-country taste of the original main sanctuary with the modern-age social hall, kitchens, classrooms and Minyan Room.
The congregation’s focus remains to provide an venue for traditional Judaism in the Tidewater area for Jews of all ages.
Do you want to support Torah in Norfolk?
|About Our Rabbi
Since moving to Norfolk fourteen years ago as a founding member of the Norfolk Kollel, Rabbi Haber has taught Torah to virtually every age and segment of the Jewish community. His love for all Jews is apparent in every interaction he has.
We would love to assist you in any way we can. Please email Rabbi Haber.
Where to Get Your Sheitlach Done & Ladies’ Haircuts
Layers by Leah
For more information on food establishments, see also: vaadoftidewater.com
|Where to Stay
Residence Inn (Marriott),
in Downtown Norfolk,
is within walking distance to the shul but not within the Eruv.
227 W. Brambleton Ave
Page House Inn
For inquiries regarding Home Hospitality please call B’nai Israel or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to Eat
Farm Fresh Supermarket
Cold Stone Creamery
Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt
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