Our Mission

To preserve, perpetuate, and celebrate our Sephardic values, traditions and culture of engaging the modern world with Halakhic integrity. In partnering with our affiliate institutions, we provide educational opportunities for our Community members, and coordinate a unified voice of leadership on community wide objectives.

Declaration of Values

Our Affiliates

Ahaba Ve Ahva

Ahi Ezer Yeshivah

Allegra Franco Bet Midrash & Career Fellowship

Ave N Sephardic Congregation

Barkai Yeshivah

Bet Rachel of Larchwood

Beth Torah

Bnei Yitzhak

Community Mikveh

Congregation Ohel Yosef of Oakhurst

Edmond J. Safra Synagogue NYC - Congregation Beit Edmond

Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of Deal

Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of Turnberry

Eshel Sephardic Midrasha

Hillel Yeshivah

Hochma Umussar


Jersey Shore Erub

KJ Sephardic

Kol Israel Congregation

Magen David of Belle Harbour

Magen David of Manhattan

Magen David of West Deal

Magen David Synagogue

Magen David Yeshivah

Manhattan Beach Mikveh

Manhattan East Synagouge

Mikdash Eliyahu

Ohel David and Shlomo Congregation of Manhattan Beach

Ohel Yishak of Allenhurst

Project Education

Sabra Institute

Sephardic Academy of Manhattan

Sephardic Brooklyn Community Erub

Sephardic Educational Center (SEC)

Sephardic Heritage Foundation

Sephardic Heritage Project

Sephardic Rabbinical College

Sephardic Synagogue

Sephardic Synagogue of Elberon

Shaare Shalom

Tanach Study

Tebah Educational Services

Yeshivat Moreshet Yerushalayim

Our Team


Morris Bailey

Joe Cayre

Stanley Chera A"H


Ezra S. Ashkenazi

Jeffrey Beyda

Eli Harari

Alan Shamah


Aimee Bailey

Bobby Dweck

Eddie Falack

Sam Haddad

Yvette Hidary

Gitta Kaplan

Norman L. Jemal

Maurice Levy

Ricky Novick

Jesse Salem

Sarah Sarway

Joey Soffer

Jesse Sutton


Emily Anteby

Director of Operations

Victor Dweck

Marketing Director

Growth Through Education

We feel strongly that constructive change within the community will come about through education, cooperation and positive interaction rather than through coercion and through unilateral edicts.

Torah & Higher Education

We stand strongly in favour of higher secular education and recognize the value and necessity of a college and university education in creating a complete Torah-Jew who can function in the world at-large, fulfill his or her potential and appreciate all of God's work.

Learning & Earning

We cherish the traditional way of life in which one combines the learning of Torah and observance of missvot together with earning a livelihood (Torah im Derekh Eress).

Medinat Yisrael

We recognize God's providence in the establishment of the State of Israel, fully support its security and prosperity and, in prayer and in deed, celebrate its existence.

Commitment to Halakha

We are committed to conformity to Halakha, based upon the Code of Law written by R. Yosef. Karo, as shaped and developed through the generations by the long-standing customs and practices of the Sephardic community (minhag), and as expressed by the Rabbis of our synagogues. At the same time we recognize that those who may not totally conform to Halakha today are still deserving of our respect and guidance.

Respect & Tolerance

We assert that, regardless of idealogical or other differences, community Rabbis are obligated to treat each other, and their respective congregants, with respect, and dignity. It follows that all Community institutions, even those which have philosophies with which we may differ, are to be accorded respect.

Interaction with Society

In accordance with our Sephardic heritage, we believe that community members should be engaged not only to prosper and grow in the practice of traditional Judaism, but to engage the world in a productive and creative manner.