Free Synagogue of Flushing
Free Synagogue of Flushing
4.5
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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A Reformed Jewish house of worship for nearly a century, the free Synagogue of Flushing is the oldest liberal Reform synagogue in Queens. Services are open to all who wish to attend, and take place on Friday evenings at 7:30. We are located one block from the Flushing branch of the Queens Public Library. We have a beautiful garden right in the heart of Flushing, and our stained glass windows attract many visitors every year. If you would like to tour this historic landmark, please call to make a reservation.
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pixie r
New York City, NY1 contribution
Dec 2014 • Family
It amazed me. The sanctuary was magnificent! The actual speaking, singing, and piano playing were so sweet that it actually brought tears to my eyes at some points. It was a wonderful experience.
Written July 22, 2015
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enidfromtheslope
Brooklyn, NY161 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
Majestic old temple with beautiful stained glass windows. Very historical sanctuary still going strong even though the demographics of the neighborhood It is now a reformed temple!I only hope it will remain in the neighborhood!
Written August 10, 2015
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Lee T
Coconut Creek, FL316 contributions
Nov 2013 • Friends
Nestled in the heart of Flushing, this historic Reform Synagogue is trying to remain viable in the face of changing demographics. Their dedicated membership works hard to be welcoming. The building itself needs some work, but the Sanctuary is what should bring you there. And, you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy its beauty.
Written August 11, 2014
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Pnemiller
Kutztown, PA2,272 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
This large, stately brick synagogue with classic pillars was built in 1917--almost 100 years old. It is about a half block off Main Street and is a magnficent structure both inside and out. The synagogue is the oldest reform synagogue in Queens and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The are regular actvities and services throughout the week.
Written April 28, 2014
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Forest-Hills-Cynic
Forest Hills, NY290 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Flushing, one of the oldest villages in NYC, was a Jewish neighborhood 100 years ago when this huge Shul was built in the Sephardic Style. Now Flushing is Chinese & Korean - there are less than a Minyan of Jews left - but Jews love Chinese food so commute in for services. The building is beautiful and worth a visit, but take public transportation as parking is impossible.
Written September 26, 2016
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leo t
632 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
It looks like it needs help, IT DOES. But has been in place for decades, and the actual sanctuary is quite beautiful. If in the area, stop in & see.
Written August 23, 2014
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The Sushi Guy 🍣
Long Island, NY14,154 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
I grew up going to this temple in the 80's. Beautiful building with the famous stair out front. Lots of memories!
Written July 17, 2018
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The Sushi Guy 🍣
Long Island, NY14,154 contributions
May 2017 • Family
This was the temple I went to as a child, way back when - 1980s. The sanctuary is beautiful. I remember the Torah was kept in a separate room. This temple makes anyone who walks in feel welcome no matter your religion. I will never forget all of the stairs to the front doors. In 1989, we moved to Long Island and the temple was not as good as this one.
Written April 9, 2018
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UptownScribe
New York City, NY201 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
The central place of worship isn't open to the public so plan ahead by emailing or calling the main office phone number. I toured this as part an annual tour organized by the New York Landmarks Conservancy called "Sacred Sites NY." The Free Synagogue of Flushing is a landmarked building. The ornamental elements inside the synagogue are classically ornate, very European-feeling in the materials and grandeur. The pews are modern wood. There's a beautiful stained glass window at the peak of the ceiling dome. The tour guide explained they don't know if it's Tiffany glass though it looks like it might be. It's unlikely for a synagogue to have stained glass, he explained, which is a feature that makes the architecture unique.
Written May 22, 2017
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Terry B
Merrick, NY22 contributions
Dec 2015
Six or seven years ago our son discovered this synagogue while driving by on the bus. He visited and was immediately impressed with the thoughtfulness and eloquence of Rabbi Michael Weisser. He joined and we soon followed. At the time, the synagogue was coming off of a low ebb, but as of 2015, they are resurgent with a room full of young scholars coming in every weekend and an ambitious slate of programs.
Written December 15, 2015
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  • Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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