Free Synagogue of Flushing

Welcome

Welcome to the Free Synagogue!

We are the oldest liberal Reform synagogue in Queens! We welcome families and individuals from all points in Queens and beyond! Whether you’re looking for Shabbat services, religious education, social action, community involvement, new friends, social events, or Hebrew school for the kids, we have something for everyone!

Friday Shabbat Services

Held at 7:15 pm

(Currently held online via Zoom – please contact the office at freesynagogueoffice@yahoo.com for information)

Saturday Worship and Torah Study

Held at 10:30am

(Currently held online via Zoom – Please contact the office at freesynagogueoffice@yahoo.com for more information)

 

 

Moadim L’simcha

Happy Sukkot 5782

Our Vaccination Center Is Now Open!

Our tradition teaches us that to save one life is as if to save a world. The health and safety of our greater NYC community is of the utmost importance. We are honored to welcome our neighbors to our official COVID-19 vaccination site, located in the social hall of our historic sanctuary building, as well as mobile modules in our parking lot.

Hours Of Operation:

Sunday – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday –  12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Introducing the Flushing Community Fridge!

On April 18th, a new feature was launched at the Free Synagogue of Flushing! We teamed up with local leaders and the Youth MinKwon Center’s Youth Empowerment Program to establish a community refrigerator to provide much needed food to the Flushing community.

As a predominately low-income and immigrant neighborhood, over 60% of Flushing residents are rent-burdened and food pantry visits have grown exponentially since the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Flushing Community Fridge is a well-stocked, standalone refrigerator where residents and local businesses are welcome to put food in or take food out. By alleviating the pressure put on existing organizations and providing essential goods free of charge, the Community Fridge is a new mutual aid initiative addressing food insecurity and food waste.

The Community Fridge was made possible by the Free Synagogue of Flushing, its professional staff and Board of Trustees, and a successful crowdfunding campaign where over $2,600 was raised primarily through small donations.

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Scenes from the FCF at FSF

We are so grateful and appreciative to all of our donors in the community who continue to bring food for the MinKwon Center 민권센터 and Free Synagogue of Flushing Community Refrigerator.
Just in time for the hot weather. Luscious watermelons arrived and today’s 100 pound donation from our local bakeries of fresh bread and rolls….
If you are interested in working a shift at the refrigerator and/or making a donation, please reach out to Souks Soukhaseum or click the link below to sign up to volunteer….
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Member Volunteers
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Leadership

The Free Synagogue of Flushing has a dynamic team of clergy, staff, and lay-leaders dedicated to preserving our history while also ushering our synagogue into our second century!

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Book A Tour

Interested in viewing our historic sanctuary in person?

Please contact our Director of Community Affairs, Souks Soukhaseum, in advance to set up an appointment.

 

Our History

Founded in 1917 by a dedicated group of women, the Free Synagogue of Flushing has been a part of the Flushing community for over a century

  • Sukkot 5782

    Sukkot 5782

  • Community Fridge Launch

    Community Fridge Launch

  • Youth of FSF

    Youth of FSF

  • Community Hanukkiah lighting

    Community Hanukkiah lighting

  • Full House in Our Historic Sanctuary

    Full House in Our Historic Sanctuary

  • Team FSF at the ACS Relay

    Team FSF at the ACS Relay

  • Member Kids on Sukkot

    Member Kids on Sukkot

  • Community Kids Celebrating the Community Fridge

    Community Kids Celebrating the Community Fridge

  • Oneg in our Centennial Garden

    Oneg in our Centennial Garden

  • FSF Executive Board at JCRC Event

    FSF Executive Board at JCRC Event

  • Members in the Garden

    Members in the Garden

  • Dancing at a Bat Mitzvah

    Dancing at a Bat Mitzvah

  • Smiling Members

    Smiling Members

  • Klezmer!

    Klezmer!

  • Pumpkin Patch Event

    Pumpkin Patch Event

  • Members Picnic in the Garden

    Members Picnic in the Garden

  • B'Nai Mitzvah

    B'Nai Mitzvah

  • Community Fridge

    Community Fridge

  • Members Volunteer in the Centennial Garden

    Members Volunteer in the Centennial Garden

  • Members Attend Rally in Support of AAPI Community

    Members Attend Rally in Support of AAPI Community

Join Us!

There’s something for everyone at the Free Synagogue of Flushing!

Click Here for membership information.

360 Virtual Tour of Our Historic Sanctuary

Every Day at Free Synagogue of Flushing is a Celebration!

FSF at the the 2020 JCRC Congressional Breakfast

FSF Sponsored the 2020 JCRC Congressional Breakfast. Here, then board president Ed Schauder addresses the audience and introduces Congresswoman Grace Meng.

Contact FSF

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a visit, please feel free to contact us!

email: freesynagogueoffice@yahoo.com
Phone: 718.961.0030

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To Visit FSF

We are located in the heart of Flushing, near both the 7 train and the LIRR. We are just one block from the Flushing Main Street branch of the Queens Library! Please contact us in advance to schedule a tour or a visit.

136-23 Sanford Avenue

Flushing, NY 11355

 

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday  9:00am – 2:00pm

JCRC Corner

The Free Synagogue of Flushing is delighted to be affiliated with the Jewish Community Relations Council. We are proud of our synagogue president, Edward H. Schauder, Esq., who is also on the Board of Directors of the JCRC! FSF is a sponsor for the JCRC Community Relations Corner, which has provided online panels to educate and inform via an online platform. Each episode features guests representing the political, religious, economically diverse community leadership in New York. Click on an episode date to view.

November 11, 2020

Guest Ritchie Torres, New York City Council Member, Congress Member-Elect NY-15

October 22, 2020

Rev. A. R. Bernard, Pastor of the Christian Cultural Center

November 5, 2020

Ester Fuchs, Professor, Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University & Director, WhosOnTheBallot.org and Jonathan Greenspun, Managing Director, Mercury Public Affairs

October 14, 2020

Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Congress Member, NY-13

October 29, 2020

Jacob Kornbluh, National Politics Reporter for Jewish Insider

October 8, 2020

Melinda Katz, Queens District Attorney

Welcome to the Community Relations Corner, JCRC-NY’s weekly live zoom/podcast series hosted by JCRC CEO, Michael Miller, where conversations and interviews take place with top leaders in New York representing the political, religious, economic, and diverse communities in New York. Topics vary depending on the guest and the current events impacting the New York Jewish community and its neighbors, and the state of our city, state and our nation.

October 1, 2020

Mark Levine, New York City Council Member

September 8, 2020

Letitia James, New York State Attorney General

September 22, 2020

Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO & Executive Director, FPWA (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies)

September 16, 2020

 Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President

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