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Community Directory


AGENCIES

Buffalo Jewish Federation

2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-204-2241
buffalojewishfederation.org

Rob Goldberg – CEO|Executive Director
Shelly Yellen – President

Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning

2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-204-5380
buffalojewishfederation.org/engagementandlearning

Miriam Abramovich – Chief Experience Officer
Sheri Rodman – Chair

Chabad House of Buffalo

2450 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-688-1642
chabadofbuffalo.com

Rabbi Moshe Gurary – Director

Chai Early Childhood Center

757 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-580-4600
chainursery.com

Chani Labkovski – Director

Department for Jewish Thought

712 Clemens Hall – University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-3695
jewishstudies.buffalo.edu

Dr. Sergey Dolgopolski – Chair

Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies

2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-204-1133
jewishphilanthropies.org

Irv Levy – Executive Director
Jonathan Schechter – President

Hadassah

2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-688-5260
buffalohaddasah@gmail.com

Elaine Kellick & Annette Magid – Co-presidents

Hebrew Benevolent Loan Association

2640 North Forest Road in FJP offices
Getzville, NY 14068
716-204-0542

Judith Katzenelson Brownstein – President

Hillel of Buffalo Campus Foundation for Jewish Life

520 Lee Entrance/UB Commons Suite 101B
W. Amherst, NY 14228
716-616-0083
hillelofbuffalo.org

Rabbi Sara Rich – Director
Dr. Jeffrey Lackner – President 

Holocaust Resource Center

2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-634-9535
hrcbuffalo.org

Elizabeth Schram – Director
Ann Marie Carosella – President

Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, Inc.

Benderson Family Building
2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-688-4033
jccbuffalo.org

Mike Rawl – Executive Director
Alon Kupferman – President

Holland Family Building
787 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
716-886-3145

Jewish Community Relations Council

2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-204-2241
buffalojewishfederation.org/community-relations

Mara Koven-Gelman – Director
Deborah Goldman – Chair

Jewish Discovery Center

757 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, NY 14221

212 Exeter Road
Williamsville, NY 14221 (office)
716-639-7600, 716-632-0467
jewishdiscovery.org

Rabbi Heschel Greenberg
Rabbi Laizer Labkovski

Jewish Family Services of WNY

70 Baker Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
716-883-1914
jfsbuffalo.org

Molly Short Carr – CEO
Blaine Schwartz – Chair

Jewish Federation Apartments

275 Essjay Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-631-8471
jewishfederationapartments.org

Kathleen Haggerty – Property Manager

Jewish Federation Cemetery Corporation, Inc.

2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-204-2246
buffalojewishfederation.org

Deborah Pivarsi – Director
Charlotte Gendler – President

Kadimah Academy

kadimah.org

Renee Lehner – Administrator
Hallie Keren – Chair

Ohr Temimim School

411 John James Audubon Parkway
W. Amherst, NY 14228
716-568-0226
ohrtemimimschool.com

Rabbi Shmuel Shanowitz – Principal
Jonathan Gellman  – President

Weinberg Campus

2700 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-639-3311
weinbergcampus.org

Robert Mayer – President & CEO
Kenneth Rogers – Chairman of the Board of Directors

SYNAGOGUES AND TEMPLES

Chabad House of Buffalo (Unaffiliated)

2450 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-688-1642
chabadofbuffalo.com

Congregation Beth Abraham (Conservative)

1073 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
congregationbethabraham.net

Congregation Havurah

6320 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-689-2256
info@concgregationhavurah.org
congregationhavurah.org

Bernard Schenkler – President
Enid Edelman –  Membership Chair

Congregation Hesed Abraham

215 Hall Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701
716-484-1800

Rabbi Allen Podet

Congregation Shir Shalom (Reform/Reconstructionist)

4660 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-633-8877
shirshalombuffalo.org

Rabbi Alexander Lazarus-Klein
Cantor Arlene Frank
Joanne Marquisee – Executive Director
Bruce Corris – President

Kehillat Ohr Tzion (Modern Orthodox)

879 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
ohrtzion.org

Rabbi Ori Bergman
Jeff Schapiro – President

Knesset Center (Orthodox)

500 Starin Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214
716-832-5063
chabad.org

Rabbi Shmaryahu Charitonow

Saranac Synagogue (Orthodox)

85 Saranac Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
716-876-1284
saranacsynagogue.org

Shmuel Rashkin – President
Rueven Alt – Vice President
Gabbai David Kunke

Temple Beth Tzedek (Conservative)

1641 North Forest Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-838-3232
btzbuffalo.org

Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum
Cantor Mark Spindler
Marcia Goldstein – President
Kim Jones – Administrator

Temple Beth Zion (Reform)

Sanctuary
805 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209

Religious School & Offices
700 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14226
716-836-6565
tbz.org

Rabbi Sharon Sobel
Jeff Clark – Executive Director
David Goldberg – President

Temple Beth El (Reform)

720 Ashland Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
716-282-2717
niagarafallstemple.com

Rabbi Ellen Franke
Cantorial Soloist Barry Rose
Adam DePriest – President

Temple Emanu-El (Reform)

124 Bank Street
Batavia, NY 14020
585-343-7027

Stan Schumann – President

The Family Shul (Unaffiliated)

757 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-639-7600

Rabbi Heschel Greenberg
Rabbi Laizer Labkovski

Young Israel of Greater Buffalo (Orthodox)

105 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-634-0212
yibuffalao.org

Rabbi Eliezer Marcus
Richard G. Berger – President