Congregation Light of Israel, a warm and vibrant synagogue has moved into its new building in 2012 on 1675 Monroe Avenue. This home is a center of learning and growth, laughter and joy connecting Jews together from diverse backgrounds. Believed to be the oldest Sephardic Synagogue in the state outside of the New York City area, Light of Israel offers many cultural and educational learning opportunities for the Jewish community of Rochester. Light of Israel strives to be a home to any Jew regardless of their background and their beliefs in a non-judgmental or patronizing way. Part of our mission is to connect Jews with Judaism by establishing and sustaining meaningful learning opportunities for every Jewish adult in the Rochester area regardless of affiliation, and to enable them to experience the joy and vibrancy of Judaism.