Young Israel Congregation (Orthodox)

531 South Yates
Memphis , TN 38120

P: (901) 761-6060
F: (901) 761-6061

Young Israel of Memphis is one of the many synagogues affiliated with the National Council of Young Israel. Young Israel of Memphis was founded in 1998, under the name Kesser Torah, by a former group of worshipers known as the Memphis Minyan.


Young Israel of Memphis prides itself in being a Torah center of Jewish Awareness for the Memphis community where people of all backgrounds are welcome to explore the beauty of traditional Torah values and fervent prayer in an atmosphere of acceptance and warm Southern hospitality. A young, vibrant, knowledgeable congregation, Young Israel is made up of 95 families. Their children make up approximately one-third of the students at the MHA/FYOS.



The Congregation has daily morning services at 6:35 a.m. Daf Yomi class meets at both 5:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Shabbat services begain at 8:45 a.m. Holiday services begin at 8:30 a.m. Young Israel has babysitting services available during Shabbat and Holiday morning services and a youth program for ages K-8 led by Rabbinic teachers and High School students in the community.


The Rabbi delivers various classes and Shiurim throughout the week. There is a ladies class during the summer months at 5:00 p.m. given by Rabbis from the community or visiting guests. One-on-one learning is always available.

Young Israel hosts a myriad of programs including an annual Tisha B’Av Holocaust Memorial Service, featuring a scholar in residence and a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation film series. During the year, Young Israel hosts various Scholar in Residence lecture series and speakers on a variety of Torah topics.