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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


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.

Celebration of Community

We enjoyed a wonderful celebration on Tuesday, June 16, joined virtually by more than 400 members. The evening abounded with music, stories, and expressions of gratitude. In case you missed it, you can still watch the program or make a gift in support of BJ.

A Time of Pain and Fury

The vicious murder of George Floyd—a veritable lynching—is the latest of a long chain of murders of Black people at the hands of the police. We will continue to commit to undoing racism day in and day out in our community, and in partnership with other communities.

Spiritual Leadership

Our Rabbis & Hazzan

Stories & Articles

Voices from
Our Community

Toward Shabbat: Hukkat-Balak

Two hundred and forty-four years ago this weekend, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence, freeing the 13 colonies from subordination under the British monarchy. Generations of Americans have marked this day with not only joy and celebration, but also with the renewed sense of opportunity for rebirth that accompanies another cycle around the sun.

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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.