Knesset Center
500 Starin Avenue
(716) 832-5063

 The Chabad Knesset center offers minyanim Three times a day.

The Knesset center is located at: 500 Starin Ave.

Buffalo NY 14216

Tel: (716) 832-5063

Shacharis: M-F 7:00 am

Sunday : 8:00 am

Chol hamoed: Shacharis 8:30 am

Mincha and Maariv 7:30 pm

Mincha and Maariv 15 Minutes before Sunset

Friday Evening Service: 30 Minutes after Sunset

Shabbat Morning: 9:30 a.m.

* If you have a Yahertzeit please call 834-1915


Imagine worshipping in an atmosphere of total inclusion and acceptance, where you are welcome, in fact encouraged to ask questions, and where you are implored to be as nonjudgmental of your neighbor as he or she is of you.

Our services are traditional. Services are conducted in Hebrew, the truth is that only each individual among us knows how he or she best communicates with G‑d. At Chabad the language you use or the pace you set for yourself are not of paramount importance. Our prayer books are written in both Hebrew and English, and the page numbers are announced continuously so you may always catch up if you prefer to meditate at a slower speed. Please connect with the day and with G‑d and with your own soul in whatever personal manner suits you best.

The tunes are old, familiar ones, and they are sung by those of us who know the words and by those of us who can only hum along, with all the gusto befitting the joy of the Shabbat.

D'var Torah

Each week, our loved and learned Rabbis, Rabbi Moshe Gurary at the Chabad House and Rabbi Shmaryahu Charitonow at the Knesset Center enlighten us by expounding upon the meaning of the Torah section we have just completed. The Rabbis guide us on a weekly journey from ancient times to the present, by opening our eyes not merely to the words in the Holy Book, but to the unspoken allegories the words reflect. Shabbat after Shabbat, he synthesizes the Torah stories and directives, and relates their messages so that we may grow from them as we incorporate them into our contemporary hectic lifestyles. Remarkably, his message manages to be universal and personal simultaneously, and touches each of us, regardless of the mile markers on our individual spiritual highways.


Please join us for our weekly Kiddish immediately following the service. The kosher Kiddish is provided on a volunteer basis by members of our minyan who may have a simcha to celebrate, a milestone to mark, or a family member they wish to honor. Often the Kiddish is prepared simply to honor the Sabbath. Our Kiddish affords us a collective opportunity to relax into the Shabbat tempo, and enjoy the warmth and companionship that emanate from the community.