Raton, Florida is one of the fastest growing
Orthodox Jewish communities in America. With the
Synagogue (BRS) membership now over 600
families, the latest expansion of the Boca Raton
Synagogue is the introduction of a new satellite
Minyan in West Boca.
is a minyan affiliated with Boca Raton Synagogue.
As such, it is an Orthodox Synagogue with
Torah values, a deep attachment to Jewish tradition
and strong emotional bonds with the State of Israel.
BRS West seeks to foster a warm, family-friendly environment, open
to all, where each person can experience
meaningful prayer in a participatory service; learn
Torah; have a personal relationship with our rabbi;
and experience and enjoy a true sense of community.
BRS West is conveniently located
in the Hillel Day School, in the area of Route 441
and Glades Road in western Boca Raton, within the
Boca Raton eruv. The
location is just a short car ride from the Original Montoya
Circle location, as close or closer to all the
Kosher establishments and within walking distance
of the Hillel Day School, the Jewish Federation of
So. Palm Beach County and the JCC.
The synagogue was organized by a small group in 2002
in coordination with Boca Raton Synagogue; conducted
its first weekly shabbat minyanim in 2003; and has
since tripled in numbers.
It now offers all shabbat and yom tov
services; youth programming; daily daf yomi classes;
a womens’ shiur; and shabbat divrei torah and
Please note that the entire
facility is fully accessible to the elderly and the
mission of the BRS West Congregation is:
extend the Zionist Orthodox mission of Boca
Raton Synagogue under the guidance of our Rabbi,
Mordechai Smolarcik, and
our rebbetzin, Hadassah Smolarcik;
such, to maintain a house of worship reflecting
Orthodox Judaism and Torah values.
Our services are conducted according to
encourage Torah study and Jewish scholarship,
for both adults and youth, and a strong
association with Jewish traditions, language,
literature and history;
welcome Jews of all backgrounds;
foster a deep sense of community through mutual
respect, hospitality, and social programming on
Shabbat, at holiday times, and during the week
for both adults and youth;
render to the members and the community such
spiritual, moral, educational and other services
as are generally offered by synagogues.