Rabbi Howard Matasar
Sid Brown, President
Claire Garfinkel, Administrator
Congregation Zvi Jacob is an Orthodox Jewish Synagogue with a history of serving Utica and the Mohawk Valley region in Upstate New York for over a century. Its founding dates back to 1869 with the establishment of the first permanent Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Utica, NY, the House of Jacob. By the early 1900s, several other Orthodox congregations were established including House of Israel, House of David and Tifereth Zvi. In 1950, House of David merged into Tifereth Zvi. Subsequently, in 1979, Tifereth Zvi Congregation and House of Jacob merged to establish the present-day Congregation Zvi Jacob. It is the only Orthodox Jewish synagogue remaining in Utica, New York.
We are a small but active congregation with a good mix of young families and seniors. The past 5 years have seen the arrival of a number of young families which are invigorating the life of the congregation. This includes the additions of Bukharian, Russian, and Spanish-Portuguese Jewish families to our established Ashkenazi community.
The Congregation oversees several historic and active Jewish cemeteries in the community and its members are active in the life of the local Jewish Community Center.
Services are on Saturday mornings at 9:30 am. We are also open for services during the holidays.
We have a kiddush following the services.
Shabbat Dec 10 Parsha Vayishlach
We anticipate a minyan this Shabbos.
Candle lighting Erev shabbos begins 4:08 pm
Shabbat ends 5:16 pm Saturday evening
Eruv only on shul grounds
Please wear a mask to services
PLEASE CHECK HERE EACH FRIDAY AT NOON TO SEE IF WE HAVE SHABBOS SERVICES
Sunday, Dec 18 through Monday, Dec 26, 2022
We provide a home for those seeking to observe the mitzvot in an Orthodox Jewish tradition in the Mohawk Valley.
Our shul has a library that includes a vast selection of books on Jewish topics of interest as well as full sets of Talmud Bavli, Mishna, and Midrash. This year Rabbi Matasar has been teaching Tractate Sukkah. Rabbi Charitonow has a weekly Tuesday parsha class as does Dr. Giora Katz.
In the middle of the Mohawk Valley, our community is tight but welcoming of all Jews taking out time during the year to not only daven as a community but also celebrate and build up our bonds as a community
An Orthodox Jewish community in rural Upstate New York sounds like a dying proposition yet we are growing this year celebrating three bar mitzvahs and one bat mitzvah!
Thanks to the Usher Family for their generous gifts of Bimah, stands and Torah Covers. Congratulations to Ilia Suvorov on his Bar Mitzvah several weeks ago. He did a stellar job on the second longest Haftorah reading. Kudos to his family for a great kiddush.
1777 Burrstone Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413 (315) 797-2131
Rosemont Inn Bed & Breakfast
1423 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501 (315) 797-9033
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