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.
Who We Are
BJ is a dynamic spiritual community, guided by Jewish tradition and prayer, fueled by love and a vision of hope, justice, and peace for us and all humanity.
We welcome with love anyone who comes here to explore, build, and connect. We value our differences and embrace the full diversity of today’s Jewish community. We give of ourselves to co-create this community and to care for one another.
Spiritual Depth and Breadth
We are seekers, questioners, and spiritual pioneers. We draw deep from the well of Jewish tradition and wide from the global Jewish world to joyfully innovate in our music, liturgy, ritual and practice.
We believe that there needs to be more justice, more equity, and more love in this world – and we work toward that prophetic vision every day. We acknowledge that we don’t have all the answers and that humility is an essential spiritual trait for effective activism.
The Jewish Present… and the Jewish Future
We are multigenerational. We invest in the Jewish journeys of individuals and families at every stage of life. We are links in the chain of Jewish tradition and take seriously our responsibility to perpetuate that tradition with vibrancy and meaning.