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, President

Our Statement on the Guilty Verdict from the Derek Chauvin Trial

Today our justice system found the man who killed George Floyd guilty. But our hearts are still heavy. The conviction today is one small victory for accountability, but by no means is it a triumph that the work is done.

We're Hiring

Our unfolding vision for life after the pandemic imagines a dynamic mix of in-person and virtual prayer, learning, and programming that is accessible to all. As such, our staffing model is evolving to build and deliver this unique offering with excellence and care.


Many of our programs and services have moved to VirtuShul, our virtual shul—a living, connected, loving, virtual community. We have been moved by how Zoom has allowed so many to gather together for morning and evening minyan, for meetings, and programs.

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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.