Masorti Centrum Ki Tov is a Conservative Jewish Community initiated by former Beit Polska Members, in Warsaw’s heart.
For many years there were plans to increase Beit Warszawa’s activities in central Warsaw. In November 2015 ten Beit Polska Members announced their wish to form a Warsaw Centre community. Beit Centrum Ki Tov opened its doors in Warsaw’s heart on 1st Nisan 5776 (8th April 2016), near four other Synagogues (Chabad, Orthodox, Gregorian and non-affiliated Reform). Beit Warszawa is 10 km from the centre.
Soon after our November announcement, supported by 3 Rabbis and Severyn Aszkenazy (main Beit Warszawa sponsor), we started to organise. The 3 room premises were easily found. David Sarnat in the USA heard our Sefer Torah request and passed our emotional plea to Samuel M. Bernstine, President of Temple Hadar Israel, Newcastle, Pennsylvania. In Early March the Temple Board agreed to donate a Sefer Torah which had travelled to the USA from Poland a 111 years ago. During Purim celebrations the Scroll was carried across the States to Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak in Los Angeles. Then our Rabbi brought the gift to Warsaw. The Scroll was greeted by Beit Warszawa and spent its 1st Shabbat in Poland nestling between two Sifrei Torah.
Meanwhile, together with Zivah Nativ, we were furnishing, koshering and preparing our Italian Style Synagogue for our Sefer Torah’s homecoming.
Yom Kippur services this week on Tuesday evening and all day on Wednesday. Check our calendar for details.
Our foremothers and forefathers received these instructions, in this order: make and preserve life, take care of your body and keep a healthy diet, and honour the Shabbos. All three can be done at home, and when given the choice we must never put anyone’s life or health at risk solely to keep the Shabbos.
We are therefore cancelling our Shabbos services during the Covid-19 crisis. We believe it is crucial now for us to heed the advice of experts and medical professionals and do everything we can do protect the most vulnerable among us. We will be conducting live shacharis services online via Skype and Facebook for all those who wish to join us virtually, every Monday and Thursday at 9:00 AM.
If you are planning a visit or just have a question about our shul, let us know!
Tram lines: 7, 9, 22, 24, 25
Bus lines: 117, 127, 128, 175
We are located smack dab in the centre of Warsaw, in walking distance from loads of great hotels and two stops away from the Central Station.
Our community is still growing! If you wish to support our activities, your help will be greatly appreciated :)
Stowarzyszenie Beit Centrum Ki Tov
Account Numbers: PL65160014621811162980000001 (PLN)
Our Synagogue is a member of the Masorti (Traditional/Conservative) movement. We offer the possibility for conversion to Judaism. The word conversion is commonly used but may not give the correct understanding of the process you need to go through to be part of the family and nation.
If you’re interested, read more here.