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Dear Haverim,

Shana Tova! The board of Ohel Avraham would like to wish you all a happy and healthy new year. Thank you to everyone who participated in services and helped us once again celebrate the New Year with song and community.

The Board has learned that Nazareth College is moving in a different direction to meet the needs of its Jewish students beginning November 1st, 2019. As a result, Ohel Avraham will need to relocate to a new space. We would like to thank the staff at the Center for Spirituality for their kind support over the past seven years.

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we prepare to move to a new space. We will keep you as informed as possible during this process.

Please check this space for more information, as it becomes available.

We look forward to seeing you at the remaining October events at Nazareth:

Saturday October 12th: Shabbat morning services 10 am

Sunday October 13th : Sukkah building outside George Hall 12 - 2 pm

Friday October 18th: Friday evening services 6 pm

Saturday October 26th: Shabbat morning services 10 am


Shana tova v’mitukah


Ohel Avraham Board:

Shelli and Sam Asher

Bev and Jerry Engel

Jennifer Gravitz

Rich Popper

Mara Sommer



orange and white koi fish in a pond
May it be Your will, God and the God of our ancestors, that we be like the head and not the tail.

Ohel Avraham

Ground Floor, Elizabeth George Hall at Nazareth College

Parking Lot O, Enter at Colie's Cafe

Regular Shabbat services are generally the first and third Friday evenings and the second and fourth Saturday mornings each month at Nazareth College, Elizabeth George Hall (Colie's Cafe entrance). Friday night services run from 6pm-7pm. Saturday morning from 9:30am-noon followed by a pot luck vegetarian (dairy) lunch.

If you are new to our services and need more information than is provided here, please feel free to email us at ohel.avraham.rochester@gmail.com.

Directions: Click here for a map of Naz and driving directions. Our services are held at the "Elizabeth George Hall" on the ground floor, entrance at Parking Lot O, at Colie's Cafe, shown on the upper center part of the campus map. Access is easiest from East Ave, and parking is available in Lot O, overflow parking in Lot P, both near to George Hall. Enter into Colie's Cafe, and proceed to the double doors on the right side. We are directly ahead in the Sulam Center.


Our name, Ohel Avraham, means Abraham’s tent. Midrash tells us that Sarah and Abraham’s tent was open on all four sides to allow visitors from all directions. Midrash also shares that Sarah would make elaborate meals for visitors when they came. We have built our minyan on these foundations: welcoming all Jews, and strengthening our community through sharing food and learning.


If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email: ohel.avraham.rochester@gmail.com or contact Sam or Shelli Asher directly.

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Learn to read Torah:

Sunday Leyning Class

Please join our ongoing Torah leyning class that is held at the Sulam Center on Sundays 12-1pm

Whether you are new to leyning or you want to refresh your skills or learn new ones, we have seasoned Torah readers to guide you. Join us anytime!

Are you interested in a monthly Torah Study Group?

Our Torah study group has been on break. If you are interested in restarting this group, please contact Shelli Asher.

Learn to read Hebrew

A class for those who want to learn to read the prayers in Hebrew from the prayer book. Sundays at 1pm in the Sulam Center. Just come and join us!