I’m New Here

Welcome to B’nai Jeshurun! We are so excited to welcome you to our community. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, BJ is a non-affiliated synagogue based on the core pillars of spirituality, community, activism, and growth. If this is your first time learning about our congregation, we encourage you to explore below.

Interested in joining the congregation? Please review our Membership FAQ to learn about the benefits of membership. Contact Matthew Davey, Membership Services Manager, or email membership@bj.org to schedule a time to learn more about joining our community. Our membership team will follow up with a unique link to your membership registration form. (For security reasons, we cannot embed this form on our website.) As always, finances are never a barrier to participating in the BJ community.

In response to the public health crisis, we have successfully transitioned to VirtuShul—our living, connected, loving, virtual community. We have reimagined ways to nourish our souls with weekly classes for every age group, family programming, our Shabbat livestream, daily minyanim over Zoom, community newsletters, ways to engage with music, conversations about social justice, and new opportunities for learning and growth.

At the same time, we are preparing for an eventual return to live services—once it is safe to do so—with a new perspective and understanding obtained from this unique time. The BJ of 5781 will be a hybrid of both experiences, bringing the enhancements and opportunities we have developed through this time of virtual programming to our more traditional, in-person offerings.

We look forward to connecting, celebrating, and continuing to build and support our beloved community with you in the coming year.