Deity (378 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn): The synagogue in Beorum Hill has unclear beginnings. But in 1917, whatever existed there became the the Talmud Torah Beth Jacob Joseph, a school and synagogue. In the ’70s, the building switched functions twice, first to a heating/AC company and then to an antique shop. Finally, in 2004, the former shul became the aptly named Deity, first a nightclub, although it never reached the Limelight’s highs (or lows). Now, it’s transitioned into a high-end lounge and event space.
Beautiful judaic symbols and Hebrew script decorate the entrance to Deity.