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Our Rabbi

Rabbi Jonathan Leener is the spiritual leader of Prospect Heights Shul, a vibrant and inclusive Modern Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn. Ordained in 2016 at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, Rabbi Leener brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and creativity to his role as rabbi. 

Before joining Prospect Heights Shul, Rabbi Leener co-founded Base BKLYN in 2015 and served as its rabbi until 2022, creating a warm and welcoming space for young Jewish professionals to engage with their faith and community. He has also worked as a rabbinic intern at Sherith Israel Congregation in Nashville, Tennessee and Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland.

Rabbi Leener's writings on Judaism and Israel have been published in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Jewish Week, The Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz. He is a member of the New York Board of Rabbis and serves as a Faculty Associate Fellow for Pardes North America.

When he's not leading services or engaging with his community, Rabbi Leener can be found rooting for his beloved Brooklyn Nets and singing along to his favorite Beatles tunes. Rabbi Leener is married to Faith Leener, and together they have three children: Yehuda, Hannah, and Tikvah.

​Rabbi Leener can be reached by emailing​

Schedule a meeting with Rabbi Leener here

Fri, March 31 2023 9 Nisan 5783