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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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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

Land for All Event Recap: Why Now is the Time to Envision a Shared Homeland for Israelis and Palestinians March 7, 2024
by B’nai Jeshurun Bereaved Families Lead the Way in Israeli-Palestinian Reconciliation

Amidst the backdrop of the ongoing war in Gaza, "Shared…

February 22, 2024
by Rabbi Jessica Lenza You are a Queen

In Smashing Pumpkins’ iconic song Zero, Billy Corgan sings, “I’m…

February 8, 2024
by Kiana Davis Refugee Shabbat: A Call for Justice in Our Time

This Shabbat we delve into Parashat Yitro, a pivotal moment…

February 2, 2024
by B’nai Jeshurun Exhibition: Jewish Women—A World of Tradition and Change

Joan Roth’s captivating exhibit, “Jewish Women: A World of Tradition…

February 1, 2024