About Us

Our Story

Sephardic
Community
Alliance

The Sephardic Community Alliance was established in 2008 to reinforce and preserve the traditional Sephardic way of life of our ancestors based on the principles set forth in our Declaration of Values. Our commitment is to serve as a platform for lay leaders to work in unison with community rabbis, institutions, and organizations in promoting the perpetuation of these values. We support all those who embrace our traditions and rich heritage and who uphold and endorse those values.

Our Mission

Building Our Future,
While Preserving Our Past

The SCA provides educational programming and resources to preserve, perpetuate, and celebrate our Sephardic values, traditions, and culture of engaging the modern world with Halakhic integrity. In partnership with our affiliate institutions, we engage the strategic challenges facing our Community through coordination, collaboration, and developing the necessary resources to address them.

What We Stand For

The SCA stands at the intersection of our community’s members,
institutions, lay leaders and educators. We are at their service as we
address the strategic challenges we face as a community. The SCA provides
coordination, collaboration, educational programing, and resources to
advance our shared values and mutual goals.

Our Declaration of Values

Commitment to Halakha

We are committed to the observance of Halakha, as codified in the Code of Law written by R. Yosef Karo; expanded over generations by the long-standing customs and practices of our Sephardic ancestry (minhagim); and presently shaped by our rabbincal leadership. At the same time, we recognize that those whose actions may not fully conform to Halakha are deserving of our respect and guidance.

Respect & Tolerance

We believe that regardless of ideological or other differences, Community rabbis should treat each other and their respective congregants with respect and dignity. It follows that all Community institutions - including those whose philosophies may differ - are to be treated with respect.

Interaction With Society

In accordance with our Sephardic heritage, we consider it imperative that one should aim to prosper and grow in the practice of traditional Judaism, but also to engage with the world in a productive and creative manner.

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 favor of higher secular education and recognize the value and necessity of a college and university education in creating a complete Observant-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.

Our Affiliates

Ahaba Ve Ahva

  • 1744 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11223
Type: Synagogue

Ave N Sephardic Congregation

Type: Synagogue

Bet Rachel of Larchwood

  • 48 Larchwood Ave, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Type: Synagogue

Bnei Yitzhak

  • 730 Ave S, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Type: Synagogue

Congregation Beth Torah

  • 1061 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11230
Type: Synagogue

Congregation Ohel Yosef of Oakhurst

Type: Synagogue

Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of Deal

  • 75 Hathaway Avenue Deal, NJ 07723
Type: Synagogue

Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of NYC

  • 11 East 63rd Street New York, NY, 10065
Type: Synagogue

Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of Turnberry

  • 19275 Mystic Pointe Dr Aventura, FL 33180
Type: Synagogue

Magen David of Belle Harbour

  • 138-05 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
Type: Synagogue

Magen David of Manhattan

  • 177 Sullivan St. New York, NY 10012
Type: Synagogue

Magen David of West Deal

  • 395 Deal Rd, Ocean Township, NJ 07712
Type: Synagogue

Magen David Synagogue

  • 2130 Mcdonald Ave Brooklyn, NY 11223
Type: Synagogue

KJ Sephardic

  • 125 East 85th Street New York, NY 10028-0928
Type: Synagogue

Kol Israel Congregation

  • 3211 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210
Type: Synagogue

Mikdash Eliyahu

  • 400 Avenue U (Entrance on East 2nd Street) Brooklyn, NY 11223
Type: Synagogue

Ohel David & Shlomo of Manhattan Beach

  • 710 Shore Blvd Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Type: Synagogue

Ohel Yishak of Allenhurst

Type: Synagogue

Sephardic Synagogue

Type: Synagogue

Sephardic Synagogue of Elberon

  • 180 Lincoln Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Type: Synagogue

Shaare Shalom

  • 2021 AVENUE S Brooklyn, NY 11229
Type: Synagogue

Ahi Ezer Yeshivah

  • 1885 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Type: School

Allegra Franco Bet Midrash & Career Fellowship

  • 810 Avenue K Brooklyn, NY 11230-4106
Type: School

Barkai Yeshivah

  • 5302 21st Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
Type: School

Eshel Sephardic Midrasha

  • 54 Misgav Ledach St. Old City, Jerusalem Israel 97500
Type: School

Hillel Yeshivah

  • 1025 Deal Rd, Ocean Township, NJ 07712
Type: School

Magen David Yeshivah

  • 2130 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Type: School

Sephardic Academy of Manhattan

  • 1274 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065
Type: School

Sephardic Educational Center (SEC)

  • 6505 Wilshire Blvd # 320, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Type: School

Sephardic Rabbinical College

  • 1744 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11223
Type: School

Yeshivat Moreshet Yerushalayim

  • KANFEI NESHARIM STREET 2 JERUSALEM
Type: School

Jersey Shore Erub

  • Magen David of West Deal C/O NJ Erub 395 Deal Rd Ocean, NJ 07712
Type: Erub

Sephardic Brooklyn Community Erub

  • Sephardic Brooklyn Community Erub 583 Kings Highway Brooklyn, NY 11223
Type: Erub

Community Mikveh

  • 583 Kings Hwy, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Type: Mikveh

Manhattan Beach Mikveh

  • 94 Amherst St, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Type: Mikveh

Community Security Alliance

  • 3603 Quentin Road Brooklyn, NY 11234
Type: Other

Enough is Enough

Type: Other

ILEAD

  • 1061 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11230
Type: Other

Sabra Institute

  • 34 W 33rd St 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Type: Other

Sephardic Heritage Foundation

  • 448 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Type: Other

Sephardic Heritage Project

  • 3603 Quentin Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Type: Other

Tanach Study

  • 2031 East 21st Street Brooklyn, NY, 11229
Type: Other

Tebah Educational Services

  • 34 W 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
Type: Other