Young Israel of Sunny Isles Beach (17395 North Bay Road) is located just north of Bal Harbour and 15 minutes from Miami Beach. The synagogue has an inviting atmosphere and is warm and welcoming to all.
On any given day the three minyanim will include locals, snowbirds, tourists and visitors. The crowd comes from all over. Canadians, New Yorkers, Latin Americans and Israelis mingle in harmony. The synagogue was started 20 years ago and is now the center of Jewish activity in the area.
Shabbos at Young Israel of Sunny Isles is a delight. The beautiful davening and shiurim are followed by a delicious kiddush and seudah shelishit. Yom tovim are times of celebration for the entire community.
Sunny Isles, on the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, is located conveniently near kosher restaurants, shopping and tourist attractions. It is the perfect spot to vacation or buy a beautiful condo residence.
Rabbi Meir Moshe Haber has been the popular spiritual leader of Young Israel of Sunny Isles for six years. His background equips him to handle the diverse congregation. The 36-year-old rabbi was born in Alaska, where his father was stationed as a chaplain on an air force base. He grew up in the Golan Heights in Israel and was educated in at Yeshiva Shalaavim and Yeshiva G’dola in Kfar Chabad. Rabbi Haber also learned in Manchester, England, before coming to the United States.
For more information on Young Israel of Sunny Isles Beach and its many programs and activities, call 305-935-9095 or visit www.youngisraelsib.com.
About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.
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