Est. 1825

Welcome to
our Sacred Community

B'nai Jeshurun is a nearly 200-year-old non-affiliated synagogue located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. We welcome all, no matter the path traveled.

"Joining and participating in the BJ community has transformed the trajectory of my life."

Suzanne Schecter, First Vice President

Welcome to Our New Website

2020 is more than just a year and the beginning of a new decade. It is also the designation of correct vision. We’re proud and excited to share our all-new website and graphic identity. We hope these new tools make clear and accessible BJ’s vision of an inclusive and expansive Judaism, and of a welcoming, diverse, and dynamic community.

Social Justice & Social Action

We all long for a just and peaceful world. BJ maintains an awareness of and a concern for the challenges and injustices we encounter in our society. We can contribute to social change and deepen our Jewish practice through social action. We concern ourselves with the needs of the BJ community, the Jewish community, and the city at large.


We’re told that Purim is a time when everything is turned upside down. What are we to do, then, when the world already seems upside down? We turn it right-side up. Come join our effort to turn the world right-side up, through engaging in the mitzvot of the holiday and celebrating together for a Purim like no other! All ages are welcome to the festivities.

Spiritual Leadership

Our Rabbis & Hazzan

Stories & Articles

Voices from
Our Community

Lighting the Path Ahead

With your help, B'nai Jeshurun is better equipped to pursue its vision of a transformative spiritual community and more just and peaceful world.