Hey! Shalom! Privyet! Welcome to Based in Harlem. A part-time Base outpost, also the home of Erica and Dimitry. 


We're long-time Harlem residents, artists, and educators. Dimitry was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and grew up in Bucks County, PA. He is a jazz guitarist and a Rabbi-To-Be. Erica hails from Snellville, Georgia. She's a dancer and the Executive Director of the Office of Innovation.


When we got married, we took seriously the project to "make our home a meeting place for the sages." Our favorite thing is to gather friends and neighbors in our home for shared ritual, celebratory meals, song, learning, and joyous encounters. We hope you can join us soon in home sweet Harlem. For more details about upcoming events, click here to sign up to receive our monthly newsletter. We hope you'll reach out to introduce yourself - we'd love to invite you over!


- Erica & Dimitry

Email us anytime at e.whitman.frankel@gmail.com or dekshtut@gmail.com.




Based in Harlem is made possible with the generous support of Moishe House, Jacob Worenkelin, and by Basers like you!