In the heart of the of one of the busiest transportation hubs in the world, The International Synagogue serves travelers from around the globe. Offering everything from religious services, rabbinic counseling, and mourner services, to acting as a place to relax while waiting for a flight, the Synagogue is a vital resource for the Jewish community.
For over 50 years, The International Synagogue —The Rabbi Alvin and Rosalind Poplackz"l Memorial Chapel — has been committed to providing important religious and travel services for the Jewish traveler. Our goal is to ease the burden of travel and meet the unique needs of Jews from around the world both within the International terminal at JFK and through valuable online resources.
While the High Holiday period is well associated with fervent prayer and meditation, there is another surprising focus as well—FOOD. Tradition has us dipping an apple in honey, eating carrots, pomegranates and other foods, and reciting a prayer over each. (Orach Chaim 583)
The Chapel is open daily
Monday - Sunday: 5:00AM - 11:00PM
Please contact the Chaplain