Young Israel of Bedford Bay - The Friendly Community Shul
Young Israel of Bedford Bay - The Friendly Community Shul

Health & Sustainability

וַיִּקַּח יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶת הָאָדָם וַיַּנִּחֵהוּ בְגַן עֵדֶן לְעָבְדָהּ וּלְשָׁמְרָהּ (בראשית ב:ט"ו)

And the L-rd G-d took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to work and protect it. (Genesis 2:15)

וְנִשְׁמַרְתֶּם מְאֹד לְנַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם​ (דברים ד:ט"ו)

Protect well your souls/lives. (Deuteronomy 4:15)


We take several measures to protect our health and our planet.

  • Outside our Haring St. entrance, we have an organic vegetable garden which we germinate, plant, tend, harvest, and eat thereof.
  • The food that we serve at the Shabbos afternoon groups is organic/vegan, oftentimes including produce from our own vegetable garden. Leftovers from groups is served at Seuda Shilishit 25 minutes thereafter.
  • Our social hall has a Royal Berkey filter. It is top-of-the-line unit which filters out filters to filter out fluorine as well as many other contaminants. The water comes out healthier and tastier than tap water.
  • We have solar panels on the Brown St. roof powering part of the Brown St. building
  • We have a vermicomposter allowing us to keep kitchen scraps out of the landfill while nourishing our gardens’ plants and ourselves.
  • We use reusable stainless steel utensils at many of events, keeping their disposable counterparts out of landfills.

Contact Us Today!

Young Israel of Bedford Bay

2114 Brown St.
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Phone: +1 718 332 4120 +1 718 332 4120



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