Interfaith

In recent years, Old First has embraced opportunities to build interfaith understanding and community in Brooklyn. We have welcomed Muslim, Jewish, and other communities to share our space, cultivate interfaith cooperation, and are proud to host an interfaith Martin Luther King Day service each year.

We have built a wonderful, reciprocal friendship with our neighbor Congregation Beth Elohim, hosting each others’ services from time to time due to restoration and repair work, and joining together to address issues like homelessness in Park Slope. Read about our special friendship here: “New Park Slope Holiday Tradition for Christians and Jews to Celebrate Together” (New York Daily News, December 2012).

Beth Elohim celebrates Yom Kippur at Old First, 2010

Beth Elohim celebrates Yom Kippur at Old First, 2010