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Downtown Manhattan Bris & Baby Naming Venues

It’s hard enough to deal with the ritual aspects of a bris or baby naming, let alone having to find a space to rent because you can’t fit all of your family and friends into your tiny downtown apartment. Never fear: Kveller has compiled a brief list of great spaces for you to start. (Now assign some well-meaning relative to check availability–you’re busy enough with that new baby!)


Restaurants/Coffee Shops

Mocca Lounge         

Tribeca          Map It   

Capacity: 75 for dinner, 250 for cocktails

Cost: dependent on food and alcohol ordered

Catering: on-site        212-233-7570



Town and Village Synagogue         

East Village          Map It

Capacity: 100

Cost: dependent on time

Catering: none provided, but food must be kosher    212-677-8090     

East End Temple         

East Village          Map It           

Capacity: 8 – 180

Cost: $300 to $1200, depending on space

Catering: none provided, but food must be kosher-style           212-477-6444



New York University Bronfman Center         

Greenwich Village          Map It   

Capacity: 45 – 90

Cost: NYU/Non Profits: $300 for 2 hours. Others: $650 for 3 hours

Catering: none provided, but food must be kosher    212-998-4114    

14th Street Y         

East Village          Map It           

Capacity: range of rooms available for small to large groups

Cost: $300 for two hours (nonmembers)

Catering: none provided           212-780-0800  ext 4313         

Jewish Community Project         

Tribeca          Map It        

Capacity: 50 – 60

Cost: $300 for three hours

Catering: can be provided; if own food is brought must be vegetarian and kosher-style    212-334-3522     


The Educational Alliance         

Lower East Side          Map It       

Capacity: 50 – 112

Cost: $60 – 100 an hour

Catering: none provided        646-395-4081     


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