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What we believe

“BJ is a non-affiliated, egalitarian, inclusive synagogue community focused on the power of prayer and music, rooted in love and social justice. We welcome all. No matter how you define yourself, if our values resonate with yours then you have a home here.”

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We come together

Our community is a lively and rich tapestry of backgrounds—religious, ethnic, geographic, socioeconomic, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and family structure—and we keep growing every day. We value our differences and embrace the full diversity of today’s Jewish community.

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We Grow Together

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.


We Take Action Together

We believe this world needs more justice, more equity, and more love — and we work toward that prophetic vision every day.

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Voices from our Community

by Margaret Piraino Toward Shabbat: Korah June 23, 2023
sunset at new york city by Rebecca Weintraub Toward Shabbat: Shelah Lekha

“Double your pleasure, double your fun…” While many of us…

June 16, 2023
by Alissa Platcow Toward Shabbat: Beha’alotekha

I don’t usually talk about being gay. The reason I avoid…

June 8, 2023
by Aaron Leven Toward Shabbat: Naso

My first trip to New York City was when I…

June 2, 2023
sunset manhattan by Felicia L. Sol Toward Shabbat: Shabbat Shavuot

I was ordained 24 years ago. Two days after I became…

May 25, 2023