Brooklyn is home to people of different ethnicities and racial groups, whose diversity is reflected in the borough's religious denominations. Brooklyn is also home to some of the oldest churches or synagogues in New York City, which visitors may be interested in visiting. The churches have built solid communities and membership since their founding, but they also welcome visitors.
Here are five of the many churches in Brooklyn
- Masjid At-Taqwa (Islamic)- Located at 1266 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216, the Bed-Stuy mosque caters to the needs of the local Muslim community and its values are reflected in its community and outreach programs.
- Brooklyn Central SDA Church (Seventh-day Adventist)- Located at 130 Boerum St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, in Bed-Stuy, the church and its congregants strive to "live faithfully and graciously in the heart of Brooklyn."
- BAPS Swaminarayan Hindu Mandir (Hindu)- Located at 8100 Ridge Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11209, this church is part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. It is a vibrant community with a rich Eastern Orthodox tradition.
- Brooklyn Heights Synagogue (Jewish)- Located at 131 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, the Jewish congregation is home to couples, families and singles who gather weekly to practice their faith and several days a week for education programs.
- St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral (Roman Catholic)- Located at 856 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11238, the church is open to members and visitors daily. They can also attend Sunday mass in person or online.
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