Em Habanim

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History and Founders

Em Habanim History. 

Some 40 years ago, a small group of visionaries founded the Em Habanim Sephardic Congregation and did so much for the benefit of our whole

community.  This dedicated group had a dream, planted the seed, nurtured it and with Hashem’s help we now have a beautiful edifice with a synagogue and Sephardic Community Center - A vibrant congregation with Rabbi Joshua Bittan as our spiritual leader and Aime Oiknine as president.

We are dedicated to serving our community in the Sephardic tradition.   Our services are held in the Moroccan Sephardi Nussah and Liturgy melodiously led by Hazzan Shimon Sibony with the participation of our “singing synagogue”.

We have an ongoing Talmud Torah for children 8 to 13 years, a youth program for teenagers, free Bar Mitzvah classes,  a father and son class and a

children’s program during Shabbat and Holiday services, a twenty something group and activities for our respected seniors group.

We have daily and weekly classes for adults including twice a day Daf Yomi shiur.  We have minyanim three times a day and are ready to

assist you in  celebrating and marking your important life cycle events.

We have recently added a rich and unique Sephardic reference library with volumes in Hebrew, English , French and Spanish to complement an extensive and continuously expanding  collection of books.

Our facilities include an elegant and up to date Simcha Hall equipped with state of the art sound system that can comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests for any of your celebrations.

Our Foyer houses a Sephardic heritage display featuring items from our cherished Sephardic Heritage.  

Overall we are a very friendly synagogue with rich heritage and values.  Our mission is to share them with you.  We hope you will join us to celebrate Judaism in the best Sephardic tradition.  

Em Habanim Founders.