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The Free Synagogue of Flushing has been a part of the Queens community for over a century! In that time, we have made the news more than a few times. Have a look!


FSF Thriving Going In to Second Century

How the Free Synagogue of Flushing is experiencing a renaissance

by Ryan Brady, Associate Editor

Queens Chronicle

A Refugee Returns to Laos as a Jew

Jews come together for an historic Shabbat gathering in Laos.

By Ruth Abusch Magder at Myjewishlearning.com

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Famous Israeli singer with an angelic voice spreads message of peace and love in Queens

February 8, 2018 in the TimesLedger.

Article by Tammy Scileppi

For 28 years, Noa has been sharing her enticing, heartfelt songs, original music, and much more with diverse audiences across North America and Europe. If you’ve never experienced her unique sound and magnetic presence, you will have the opportunity to see her perform right here in Queens when she takes the stage at a special concert celebrating the Free Synagogue of Flushing’s 100th anniversary this Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3:00 p.m.


Israeli Icon Noa

To Perform In Flushing

Achinoam Nini (“Noa”), one of Israel’s most accomplished cultural icons, will present an Evening of Song on Feb. 11 at the Free Synagogue of Flushing.

The announcement has generated hate mail and threats against the producer, the synagogue and the artist.


A Refugee from Laos Finds a Home in the Jewish Community

What Holocaust survivors taught this refugee from Laos.

Souksavat Soukhaseum, or Souks as he is known, was born in Laos, grew up as a Buddhist, came of age in California and now lives as a Jew in Queens, NY. Be’chol Lashon caught up with him to learn more about his background and journey.

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Free Synagogue of Flushing:

Building an Inclusive Future

By Maxine Dovere

A hundred years ago, five members of the Hebrew Women’s Aid Society of Flushing recognized the need for a new synagogue to serve the neighborhood’s rapidly growing modern Jewish community. They formed a new congregation modeled after the Free Synagogue in Manhattan: the Free Synagogue of Flushing.


Preserving, Persevering: Free Synagogue of Flushing Builds for the Next 100 Years

The nearly 100-year-old sanctuary of the Free Synagogue of Flushing, a New York City landmark, was a featured stop on the May 21 Queens Sacred Sites Tour.

Visitors were invited to view the structure and its extraordinary stained-glass windows. A detailed history of the priceless artifacts was offered by the synagogue’s director of community affairs and archivist Souksavat Soukhaseum. The synagogue’s history was told in a timeline display placed in its lobby. This is the first year in the tour’s seven-year history that the synagogue has been included in the annual event. 

  • Groundbreaking


    From the New York Times, mid-1920’s.
  • First Bar Mitzvah

    First Bar Mitzvah

    Flushing Journal, 1927
  • Holocaust Memmorial

    Holocaust Memmorial

    Long Island Press, 1976
  • Peace Demonstration

    Peace Demonstration

    NYC Mayor speaks at FSF, 1969
  • Dedication of Sanctuary

    Dedication of Sanctuary

  • Jewish Women Install Staff

    Jewish Women Install Staff