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

VirtuShul

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.

We Will Do & We Will Listen

We believe racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to build a religious community, and belong at its center. The work of undoing racism and building an inclusive community is neverending. Read our statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our High Holy Days Plans

While it is clear we cannot celebrate the Yamim Nora’im together in person this year, the BJ community will come together as one, with a shared sense of renewal and hope for the coming year. Our dynamic array of virtual offerings will provide a rich tapestry for soul searching, reflection, and connection.

Spiritual Leadership

Our Rabbis & Hazzan

Stories & Articles

Voices from
Our Community

Our High Holy Days Plans

And so while it is clear we cannot celebrate the Yamim Nora’im together in person this year, the BJ community will come together as one, with a shared sense of renewal and hope for the coming year. Our dynamic array of virtual offerings—prayer, study, and communal gatherings—will provide a rich tapestry for soul searching, reflection, and connection.

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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.