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Synagogue Directory


SOON TO BE THE LARGEST DIRECTORY ONLINE FOR IRAQI JEWISH/BABYLONIAN SYNAGOGUES


In 1983 the A. A. Society, Inc. purchased a place of worship for the Iraqi Jewish community. The community stressed that Jewish learning, education and religious observance are the pillars required to support a renaissance of a Babylonian Jewish culture in the United States. As a result, a synagogue was purchased in Queens, and a religious organization was established in 1984 under the name of Congregation Bene Naharayim. The synagogue was enlarged and inaugurated in 1986. Since then, the congregation has been active all year long. The services are being conducted according to the Babylonian Jewish "minhag" (practice).


The 2008-2010 members of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Bene Naharayim are listed below:


President                    Abe Lerner

1st Vice President        David Shohet

2nd Vice President        Josephine Akerib

Treasurer                    Saul Khutaina

Secretary                    Shlomo Yadoo

Trustees                    Aboud Anwarzadeh,  Dr. Menahem Darwish,   Nora Iny,  Eva Koweity,  Sabah Pishanidar,  Jack Shakarchy,  Orna Sheena, Charles Shohet,  Margaret Yadoo, Benjamin Yehuda

Religious Adviser        Aaron Abrahams


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