About four years ago, the late Zvhiller Rebbe of Union City, NJ, zy”a, entrusted his brother’s son Harav Yakov Leib Goldman Shlit”a with a mission: to start a Zvhill kehillah in Monsey.
Today, fueled by the Rebbe’s sacred charge, Congregation Mosdos Zvhill thrives.
Our warm, serious davening with a Chassidishe bren attracts Zvhiller chassidim, other chassidim, and yeshivish Yidden alike. Minyanim start on time and there is no talking during the tefillah. Mispallelimenjoy an inviting weekly Shabbos Kiddush and the Rav’s inspiring shaleshudos shiur. The welcoming environment fosters a sense of camaraderie and community among the tzibbur, and individuals feel comfortable seeking private guidance for any personal challenges they face.
But Congregation Mosdos Zvhill is more than just a shul—it’s the axis of a community.
Its numerous community services and chessed activities include:
-a licensed, respected preschool run by the Rebbetzin, providing young children with a solid foundation in Yiddishkeit and academic skills.
-a tutoring/mentoring program for children and teenagers, both boys and girls, who need a little extra focused learning outside the classroom in order to flourish in it.
-A Mishnayos Masmidim program Sunday through Thursday for bar-mitzvah-aged boys with a bechinah every week.
-a beautiful, verdant park and expansive playground enjoyed by the entire community.
-a large sefarim library.
The shul melds its community services with a unique focus on chessed. The Rav and Rebbetzin live by the principle that lack of means should not impede parents from providing their children with critical early chinuch, or from giving them the tools they need to succeed in school.
Additionally, the shul runs a tzedakah program to discreetly help struggling families with Shabbos and Yom Tov food and expenses.
When Monsey experienced an influx of Yemenite immigrants several years ago, Zhvill took the initiative to help the families and their children acclimate to an American Jewish community, welcoming them into the preschool gratis until they were settled and teaching the children the basics, from Yiddish and English to how to eat American food.
Come stop by for a Shabbos minyan and see why so many people from all sections of the community gravitate towards us. We look forward to seeing you!