Malverne Jewish Center 1 Norwood Ave, Malverne, NY11565 In 1953, 56 residents signed the charter and purchased a plot of land on the corner of Norwood and Hempstead Avenues to…More create the Malverne Jewish Center. Construction commenced in 1954 and in the meantime, the first Sabbath services were held in the American Legion Hall and larger holiday services took place in a nearby church. The congregation moved into its permanent home in 1955. The congregation is known for allowing both men and women to participate in services. Throughout the year, the center holds religious services and educational and cultural programs. It also arranges trips to museums and musical performances, and coordinates service projects including a food drive. In 2010, the center sold the building on Norwood Avenue to The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, since much of the space had been underutilized in recent years by the center's small congregation. The Malverne Jewish Center will continue to worship in a portion of the building they are leasing from the church.