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Sephardic Minyan

The KJ Sephardic Minyan was established six years ago to serve the growing need for Sephardic services in the neighborhood. The minyan, known for its exceptional warmth, spirit, and inclusiveness, has grown significantly since then. We currently offer services on Shabbat, holidays, and weekday mornings. Members of KJ Sephardic also participate robustly in the broader KJ community programming.

We are pleased to have Chazan Benjamin Zalta lead the Minyan and inspire all who attend.

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Sephardic Minyan Daily Schedule
Monday thru Friday - 7:00 AM 
Sunday & National Holidays - 8:15 am 
Rosh Chodesh - 6:50 am 
Shabbat Morning - 9:00 am 

All Services to take place at KJ – 125 East 85th Street - Rohr Family Beit Knesset

Dr. Benjamin Zalta

Dr. Benjamin Zalta, an Associate Professor of Radiology in the Cardiothoracic Division at Montefiore Medical Center and a native of Damascus, Syria, has been Chazan at ther KJ Sephardic Minyan since its founding in 2011. He came to New York at the age of 18 to study at Yeshiva University, and went on to earn a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Steeped in the Syrian musical tradition, Dr. Zalta has served Sephardic congregations in Brooklyn and Deal, NJ and led the Sephardic Services at Fifth Avenue Synagogue for 18 years.

Thu, June 21 2018 8 Tammuz 5778