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Planning to do some synagogue shopping? No matter what your relationship was (or wasn’t) to synagogue in your childhood, the time comes in many parents’ lives when they need to find a synagogue for their family. You might be searching for a place to hold a baby naming, a Jewish preschool, a Hebrew school, or for somewhere to hit up on Shabbat and the High Holidays. No matter the reason, finding the perfect fit for you and your family can be even harder than finding the perfect pair of jeans, which is why we’ve compiled this list to help you get started. But don’t just take our word for it. Call the office, schedule a visit, ask to talk to the Rabbi, or pop in for a Shabbat or Tot Shabbat service. For more information about Tot Shabbats, click here.


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Brooklyn

Bay Ridge Jewish Center
405 81 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-836-3103
office@brjc.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Bob Judd
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Once a week, Ages, 5-13
Description: Bay Ridge Jewish Center is an egalitarian congregation. We are here to make Judaism joyful, accessible, intellectually stimulating and welcoming to you

Congregation B’nai Avraham – Chabad of Brooklyn Heights
117 Remsen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-596-4840 x18
info@heightschabad.com
Denomination: Orthodox
Clergy: Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, Membership not required for enrollment
Hebrew School: Yes, One day a week, Ages 5-10
Description: Chabad of Brooklyn Heights is a community-based organization servicing the needs of the Jewish populations of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn. We provide prayer services, holiday programs, and events, as well as support and assistance for all, regardless of affiliation and background. Our aim is to encourage and enhance Jewish awareness, knowledge, and observance by providing a warm, welcoming community with activities appealing to both members and non-members.

Temple Beth Emeth v’Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek
83 Marlborough Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11226
718-282-1596
templebeth83@aol.com
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Heidi Hoover
Interfaith Friendly? Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Frequency varies according to grade, Ages 4-16, Membership required for enrollment.
Special Needs: We are a small school and we approach each child as an individual, addressing whatever their needs are. Hebrew lessons are highly individualized, which allows us to accommodate every child’s learning needs.
Description: We are a Reform congregation dedicated to Judaism as a living and growing faith. Wherever you’re coming from in your relationship with Judaism, this is a place to explore where you want to go.  Our community is a mix of people: married and single; with and without children; straight and LGBTQ; Jewish and not Jewish; many races, ethnicities, and ages. We value every soul, young to old, and every person’s contribution to our community.

Chabad of Brooklyn Heights
117 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-596-4840
info@heightschabad.com
Denomination: Chabad
Clergy: Rabbi Aaron Raskin
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Once a week, Ages 5 – 12, Membership not required
Description: Welcome to Congregation B’nai Avraham, the Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn Heights. As the only Orthodox synagogue in the neighborhood, we serve a unique role in accommodating people with divergent religious backgrounds and at varying levels of observance. We welcome all! Our goal is to increase the level of Jewish awareness, knowledge and observance by providing a warm, welcoming community with activities to appeal to people at all levels and with varying interests.

Congregation Mount Sinai
250 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-875-9124
info@congregationmountsinai.org
Denomination: Independent egalitarian
Clergy: Rabbi Seth Wax
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Two days a week, Grades Pre-K – 7
Special Needs: We do our best to provide a learning environment tailored to students’ learning needs
Preschool: Yes, Membership required for enrollment
Description: Congregation Mount Sinai is a warm, intimate, and welcoming community that is open to all. Our small size enables us to offer a more personal approach to Jewish life, learning, and community.

East Midwood Jewish Center
1625 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
info@emjc.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Matt Carl, Cantor Sam Levine
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes
Description: East Midwood Jewish Center is a vibrant, egalitarian, Conservative community in the heart of Brooklyn. Since 1924, we have been a house of worship, a place for Judaic discovery and action, and a haven for learners, seekers, and questioners. Welcoming to all, we are host to a range of Jewish voices. Our community is made up of married and single people, with and without children, straight and LGBTQ, interfaith families, and other families who are exploring their Jewish path.

Flatbush Jewish Center
327 East 5th St
Brooklyn, NY 11218
office@flatbushjewishcenter.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes
Description: Flatbush Jewish Center is a Conservative synagogue offering programming and services for families, adults, and children. We serve the Windsor Terrace and Kensington, Brooklyn communities and offer traditional egalitarian services. We’re a fun bunch, and we’d love to have you join our community!

Kane Street Synagogue
236 Kane Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 875-1550
office@kanestreet.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Sam Weintraub, Judith Berkson, Rabbi Jason Gitlin, Rabbi Val Lieber
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Three days a week. Membership required beginning in first grade. Pre-K and kindergarten classes do not require membership.
Description: The oldest Jewish congregation in Brooklyn, we are warm, engaging community with a lay leadership that helps lead all Shabbat and holiday services, including Torah readings, and a growing population of young families.

Kolot Chayeinu
1012 Eighth Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-395-9950
info@kolotchayeinu.org,
Denomination: Progressive Independent
Clergy:  Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, Cantor Lisa Segal
Interfaith Friendly:  Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool:  No
Hebrew School:  Yes, Once a week, Grades 2 – 8, Membership required for enrollment
Description: Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives is a Jewish congregation in Brooklyn, where doubt can be an act of faith and all hands are needed to build our community. We are creative, serious seekers who pray joyfully, wrestle with tradition, pursue justice and refuse to be satisfied with the world as it is. As individuals of varying sexual orientations, gender identities, races, family arrangements, and Jewish identities and backgrounds, we share a commitment to the search for meaningful expressions of our Judaism in today’s uncertain world.

Park Slope Jewish Center
1320 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 768-1453
pjlibrary@psjc.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Carie Carter, Cantor Judy Ribnick
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, One or two days a week depending on grade, Grades K – 7, synagogue
membership required
Special Needs: We have hired a dedicated staff member to focus entirely on inclusion and integration
efforts for our community’s children with special needs.
Description: Families of all backgrounds feel comfortable at Park Slope Jewish Center. We are a traditional Jewish synagogue with a non-traditional community. People are drawn to our wonderful Rabbi Carie Carter because she is kind, wise, spiritual and incredibly non-judgmental. Wherever you are, we meet you. Our congregation is made up of interfaith families, LGBT families, biracial families, and families who are exploring their Jewish path. We invite you to come try our service and please find a staff member to say hello!

Prospect Heights Shul
365 St. Marks Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
347-915-4430
info@prospectheighttshul.org
Denomination: Modern Orthodox
Clergy: Rabbi Ysoscher Katz
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: No
Description: We are a young and growing community of Jews in Brownstone Brooklyn, passionately committed to the study of Torah and observance of Halakha. We hope you’ll join us in building a vibrant, open, Modern Orthodox, broad-minded, Jewish community that cultivates a love of Torah, a philosophy of inclusiveness, and who meaningfully and respectfully interacts with all Jews, regardless of affiliation, commitment, or background.

Union Temple
17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-638 7600 ext 2
info@uniontemple.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman, Cantor Ben Harris
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Special Needs: The synagogue is a participant in UJA-Federation of New York’s Synagogue Inclusion Project – House of Learning for all People: Opening Our Synagogues to Include People with Disabilities. 


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Bronx

Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale
475 West 250th Street
Bronx, NY 10471
718-543-8400
info@csair.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Barry Dov Katz, Cantor Elizabeth Stevens
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, One or two days a week depending on grade, Grades, K – 7.  Membership required after the first year.
Special Needs: One on one or small group learning is available
Description: CSAIR is an exciting, traditional, egalitarian Conservative community. Our membership spans from singles, to young couples and families, empty nesters, and retirees. Our members represent a broad spectrum in terms of background and observance. We offer many options for becoming involved and expressing your Judaism whether through prayer, learning, or social action.


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Long Island

East Hampton

Chabad of East Hampton
13 Woods Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-5800
info@jewishhamptons.com
Denomination: Orthodox
Clergy: Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, 5 – 13 years, we bring Hebrew School to your home on whichever day of the week you prefer! Join up with other children in the area or enjoy private lessons for your children alone. Synagogue membership not required.
Description: You know that feeling you get when you walk into the mom and pop bagel store in your town? Everyone knows your name, the owners have your order going before you can tell them what you want, and the whole restaurant sits community style all together as a family. You get that same feeling when walking into our synagogue. The Rabbi greets everyone with a huge smile and hello. The community members are kind, loving, and helpful to one another. The singing during services puts you on a high. The Rabbi’s wife and children are all part of it too-catering the weekly kiddush and bringing their smiles and love to everyone they meet.

East Rockaway

Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre
295 Main Street
East Rockaway, NY 11518
(516) 599-2634
office@herjc.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Andrew Warmflash, Hazzan David Sislen
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, 5 – 13 years, frequency varies according to age. Synagogue membership required
Description: We are a truly egalitarian conservative synagogue which strives to make everyone feel welcome.

Hewlett

Chabad of Hewlett
44 Everit Ave
Hewlett, NY 11557
(516) 295-3433
chabad@jewishhewlett.com
Denomination: Chabad
Clergy: Rabbi Nochem Tenenboim
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, 5 – 13 years, one day per week. Synagogue membership is not required
Special Needs: We welcome all Jewish children and provide for them according to their specific needs
Description: Chabad of Hewlett is a vibrant center for Jewish life catering to the community’s Jewish and social needs.  Chabad of Hewlett is dedicated to serving the Jewish community with an unconditional love and concern for every Jew, regardless of age, background, affiliation, or level of observance. We are the address for all your Jewish needs.

Huntington

Huntington Jewish Center
510 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 427-1089
baxmacher@hjcny.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Neil Kurshan
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Kindergarten – 7th grade, two days per week. Synagogue membership required for 3rd grade and above.
Special Needs: We are happy to accommodate children of various needs and abilities
Description: Our synagogue is a wonderful, welcoming, small, yet dynamic Conservative congregation with members of all ages and sizes. We serve the very young to the very old and are proud of our inter-generational spirit.

Jericho

Jericho Jewish Center
430 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 938-2540
Info@JerichoJC.Org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Benjamin Herman, Cantor Barry Black
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, Membership required for enrollment
Hebrew School: Yes, 5 – 17 years, two days per week. Synagogue membership required
Special Needs: We strive to meet the needs of every child.
Description: Jericho Jewish Center is a friendly, progressive, Conservative synagogue. We are an egalitarian pluralistic community offering services, programs and activities that reflect our commitment to traditional as well as non-traditional observance and welcome unaffiliated and interfaith families. We draw on our ancestral teachings and traditions with contemporary understanding to create a dynamic place that values worship and education, respects diversity, and encourages social action and community involvement.

Temple Or Elohim
18 Tobie Lane
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 433-9888, ext. 14
membership@templeorelohim.com
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Harvey Abramowitz, Cantor David Katz
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Offered on the High Holidays and at various times during the school year. Check website for details.
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, 4 – 18 years, frequency varies according to age. Synagogue membership required
Special Needs: There are two special needs teachers on staff and classes for students with special needs.

Manhasset

Temple Judea
333 Searingtown Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 621-8049
templeoffice@temple-judea.com
Denomination: Reform
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Clergy: Rabbi Todd Chizner, Cantor Abbe Sher
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, K – 12th grade. one day per week. Synagogue membership required after 2nd grade, free tuition for new members.
Special Needs: We welcome children with special needs and will work with parents to create the best possible learning environment for each child.
Description: Our warm and supportive congregational family would love to welcome you. Please call or email to learn more about the exciting programs and opportunities offered at Temple Judea.

Massapequa

Temple Sinai
270 Clocks Blvd
Massapequa, NY 11758
templesinaimassapequa@gmail.com
(516) 795-5015
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Janice Poticha
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, 8 – 13 years, one day a week. Synagogue membership required.
Description: We have been on the South Shore of Long Island for more than 50 years. In a time when so many congregations are merging, Temple Sinai continues to offer our congregants beautiful worship, opportunities to volunteer, an active religious school and more. We are open and welcoming to all family constructs including interfaith families and LGBTQ families.

New Hyde Park

Temple Tikvah
3315 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 746-1120
lisae@templetikvah.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Randy Sheinberg, Cantor Guy Bonne
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, K – 12th grade, 1 -2 days per week.  Synagogue membership required after 3rd grade
Special Needs: The school provides push-in support for children with special needs, and a separate special education class for students who are not used to being mainstreamed.
Description: Temple Tikvah is a center for Reform Judaism that has membership in eastern Queens and Western Nassau County. We welcome young families, seniors, interfaith, same-sex couples and all others through our doors to learn, share, and grow as we discover the richness of Judaism and Jewish values in a relaxed and inviting environment.

North Bellmore

Young Israel of North Bellmore
2428 Hamilton Avenue
North Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 826-0048
yinbellmore@yahoo.com
Denomination: Orthodox
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: No
Description: We are a small, welcoming and accepting community very eager to welcome new members and friends.

Oakdale

B’nai Israel Reform Temple
67 Oakdale Bohemia Rd
Oakdale, NY 11769
(631) 563-1660
office@bnai-israel.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Steven A. Moss, Cantor Ilana Plutzer
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Pre-K – 12th grade, one day a week.  Synagogue membership not required.
Special Education: We have Special Education classes for students in grades 4-6.
Description: B’nai Israel Reform Temple has membership ranging from Merrick in Nassau County to Eastport in Eastern Suffolk – and everywhere in between. Located in central Suffolk County makes us a Jewish oasis on the South shore of Long Island. We are an interfaith family-friendly congregation who treats everyone like family.

Oceanside

Temple Avodah
3050 Oceanside Rd.
Oceanside, NY 11572
(516) 776-6809
office@avodah.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Uri Goren
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, K – 7th grade, one day a week.  Synagogue membership required
Description: We live a simple concept – However you define your family we welcome you to ours. Music is an essential part of our service and we range from traditional choir to junior choir Rock Shabbat services. Other times our spectacular Cantorial soloist is accompanied by a guitarist or two and Rabbi Goren even plays percussion for our informal Ruach services.  We don’t promise miracles but you will leave any of our unique services with a smile and a sense of community.

Plainview

Temple Chaverim
1050 Washington Avenue
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 367-6100
info@templechaverim.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Jonathan Hecht, Rabbi Debra Bennet
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, 1st – 12th grade, frequency varies according to age. Synagogue membership required after 2nd grade
Special Needs: A Resource Room teacher is available daily and a separate special needs class is available if needed
Description: Temple Chaverim is a dynamic Reform synagogue committed to providing an engaging and warm environment for congregants and the community at large. In addition to providing a full program of religious activities, Temple Chaverim provides a rich cultural, social, educational experience and is an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Port Jefferson Station

North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
631-928-3737
secretary@nsjc.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Aaron Benson
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, 5 – 12 years, one day a week. Synagogue membership required
Description: We are a welcoming congregation that celebrates our children, adults, and seniors.

Port Washington

The Community Synagogue
160 Middle Neck Road
Port Washington, NY 11050
516-883-3144
info@commsyn.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Danny Burkeman
Tot Shabbat: Yes

Rockville Centre

B’nai Sholom-Beth David
100 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 764-8381
Morahlisaa@gmail.com
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Diamond
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, K – 7th grade, two days per week
Special Needs: We accommodate all students and their individual needs
Description: We have programs for all ages and welcome all!

Central Synagogue of Nassau County
430 DeMott Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 766-4300
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Marc Gruber, Cantor Rachel Kohlbrenner
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes.
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: The Jewish Experience @ 430 DeMott Ave., a joint project with Central Synagogue of Nassau County, frequency varies according to age. Synagogue membership required after 3rd grade
Special Needs:  Central Synagogue of Nassau County is committed to meeting the needs of individuals with special needs. We evaluate activities to make our programs and community as accessible as possible, and our building has an elevator system and large print prayer books. We make every effort to partner with families to provide students with special needs a Jewish education and meaningful life cycle celebrations.
Description: For more than seventy-five years, Central Synagogue of Nassau County has served individuals and families on the South Shore of Nassau County. We are a dynamic congregation, committed to the philosophy of Reform Judaism. We welcome people of all ages, individuals, and families, Jews by birth and by choice, non-Jewish partners in interfaith couples, gay and straight persons, those who are spiritually settled and persons feeling spiritually restless.

Reconstructionist Congregation Beth Emeth
430 DeMott Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 374-9220
Denomination: Reconstructionist
Clergy: Rabbi Elliot Skiddell
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: The Jewish Experience @ 430 DeMott Ave., a joint project with Central Synagogue of Nassau County, frequency varies according to age. Synagogue membership required after 3rd grade.
Special Needs:  The building is a equipped with an elevator and large print prayer books are available. We make every effort to partner with families to provide students with special needs a Jewish education and meaningful life-cycle celebrations.
Description:  Congregation Beth Emeth, established in 1994, is the only Reconstructionist Synagogue on the South Shore of Long Island. Our eclectic, friendly, and caring community welcomes everyone, no matter their lifestyle preference or social background. In our congregational family, people participate according to their own needs, whether it is for socializing and friendship, education or worship.

Roslyn

Temple Sinai of Roslyn
425 Roslyn Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
(516) 621-6800
templeoffice@mysinai.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Michael White, Rabbi Andrew Gordon, Cantor Sergei Schwartz
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, synagogue membership required
Hebrew School: Yes, 5 – 17 years, one or two days per week. Synagogue membership not required.
Special Needs: We have a new program, Kadima, for children with special needs as well as our Chazak program for children on the autism spectrum. The Chazak program is open to non-members.
Description: Temple Sinai is a large congregation, yet there is a sense of community and a strong “family” feeling. Our clergy is outstanding and the musical component of our worship services is so extraordinary, that congregants forget they are in services and applaud!  There is something for everyone, from our youngest nursery students, to our founding members. We have engaging educational programs, social programs, a new Children’s learning center… and there is a palpable positive energy when you come through our doors.  Temple Sinai of Roslyn is a very special place!

Sag Harbor

Temple Adas Israel
Corner of Elizabeth Street & Atlantic Ave.
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
LuGeffen@gmail.com
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Daniel Geffen
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes
Description:  All are welcome at Temple Adas Israel, a warm and growing Reform Jewish synagogue on the East End of Long Island.  A place to feel love and acceptance.  A place to grow spiritually and to worship as a community.  A place to engage in the study of Torah as part of lifelong Jewish learning.  A place for respectful dialogue about Israel, as part of our connection to ancient and modern Jewish homeland.  A place where we care for each other and the broader community through gemilut chasadim (acts of compassion) and tikkun olam (acts of justice).  A place to celebrate our diversity because each person is created in G-d’s image (b’tzelem elohim).

Syosset

Midway Jewish Center
330 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, NY  11791
(516) 938-8390
Denomination:  Conservative
Clergy:  Rabbi Rafi Rank, Rabbi Joel Levenson, Cantor Adam Frei
Interfaith Friendly:  Yes
Tot Shabbat:  Yes
Preschool:  Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, K – 12th grade, frequency varies according to age. Synagogue membership required after 2nd grade
Special Need: A Resource Room teacher is available daily and a separate special needs class is available, if needed
Description:  MJC  is kid friendly, LGBTQ-friendly, interfaith-family friendly, non-judgmental, casual in dress  — all in our renovated building and with a thriving congregation.

Wantagh

Temple B’nai Torah
2900 Jerusalem Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 221-2370
spennington@temple-bnai-torah.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Marci Bellows, Cantor Steven Sher
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages:  K – 12th grade
Frequency varies according to age
Synagogue membership required after 2nd grade.
Special Needs: We welcome children of all ability levels and needs. Please contact our office with specific questions or concerns.
Description: Our congregation is comprised of a wide variety of family models – Jewish singles of all ages, couples and families in which both adults are Jewish, and interfaith couples and families (one member must be Jewish). Whatever your religious background, you will find a home here in which to grow.

Woodmere

Congregation Sons of Israel
111 Irving Place
Woodmere, NY
(516) 374-0655
execdirector@csoiwoodmere.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Bruce Ginsburg, Cantor Joseph Shoshani
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, 4 – 17 years,  one or two days per week. Synagogue membership required after 3rd grade
Description: We offer multiple tracks in our Hebrew School including Shalhevet, a track for Hebrew-speaking Israeli children, J-STARS, an afterschool program for Russian Jewish children, Osher, an afterschool program for observant families with children in public school, and Kesher Hebrew High School. Our Pre-school, Ganoni program is the only true Hebrew Immersion program in the area.


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Manhattan

Washington Heights/Inwood

Fort Tryon Jewish Center
701 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10033
347-735-9153
info@ftjc.org
Denomination: Unaffiliated
Clergy: Rabbi Guy Austrian
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: No
Description: The Fort Tryon Jewish Center (FTJC) is an independent traditional egalitarian community-based in Washington Heights and Inwood, Manhattan. We seek to create Jewish spiritual community for our members, to act as a hub and catalyst for egalitarian Jewish life in Northern Manhattan, and to partner with our neighbors to improve the quality of life in Northern Manhattan for all its residents. We are a young and fast-growing congregation, with new membership coming primarily among singles and couples in their 20s and 30s and families with children of all ages. We bring together people of diverse backgrounds and identities to experience the power of traditional Jewish community and ritual with an open, inclusive approach that welcomes LGBTQ people, interfaith families, and those who are new to Judaism and Jewish practice.

Upper West Side

Congregation Ansche Chesed
251 West 100th St
New York, NY 10025
212-865-0600
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Yael Hammerman, Cantor Natasha Hirschhorn
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Three days a week, Pre-K – 7th grade, Membership required after 3rd grade
Description: Congregation Ansche Chesed is an egalitarian, participatory Conservative synagogue, filled with learning, prayer, celebration and social action. We strive to enable people to enter our community and find their place in any of our activities.  From babies and toddlers to seniors, we offer a rich array of programming. We are a diverse community that comes together to pray, to learn, to laugh and to cry. There is something for everyone here: Shabbat, holiday and daily services, organic vegetables in our lobby, writers reading on our roof, opportunities for social action, and classes for people of all ages all backgrounds.

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
270 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024
212-787-7600
akapusta@bj.org
Denomination: Unaffiliated
Clergy: Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein, Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon, Rabbi Felicia Sol, Hazzan Ari Priven
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Two days a week, Grades K – 7, Membership required
Preschool: No
Description: B’nai Jeshurun is a passionate Jewish community that inspires spiritual searching, lifts the soul, challenges the mind, and requires social responsibility and action. We strive to experience and express God’s presence as we study, pray, and serve together. We are unified yet diverse and explore the living tension between tradition and progress. We carry out deeds of loving-kindness, foster a meaningful relationship with Israel, and participate in serious dialogue and collaboration with Jewish people and people of other faiths to heal the world. We welcome you to study, pray, and serve with us.

Chabad of the West Side
166 West 97th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-864-5010
chabad@chabadwestside.org
Denomination: Chabad
Clergy: Rabbi Shlomo Kugel
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Ages 4 -11, two days a week
Special Needs: We welcome people with special needs to our Shul, our schools and programs. Friendship Circle of the West Side is our program that connects teens with kids with special needs. 
Description: 
Our bright and spacious Shul allows for a crowd of over 300 to participate in services. On Shabbat and holidays, warm greetings and thoughtful divrei Torah by our Rabbis, invigorating prayers and a delicious kiddush brings locals and visitors back time and again. We also host weekly Shabbat dinners every Friday night.
Our Youth Department offers children’s services from ages 2 – 10, and the Parsha Puppet Show is a big hit with parents and kids alike. Our Shul is a family, and the congregation marks and celebrates our life-cycle events together. Our Chesed Committee offers meals and assistance to families after birth and in G-d forbid, times of illness or loss. Come by and see why Chabad of the West Side is the “Warmest Shul in the West!”

Congregation Habonim
44 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
212-787-5347
info@habonim.net
Denomination: Conservative
Interfaith Friendly: Yes,
Clergy: Rabbi Joshua Katzan, Cantor Bruce HaLev
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, Membership required
Hebrew School: Yes, One day per week, Ages 6 – 13, Membership required
Special Needs: We do our best to accommodate special needs ranging from physical challenges to constructing a welcoming learning environment and experience.
Description: As a neighborhood congregation we offer programming and experiences for a diverse population beginning with the youngest through the preschool and continuing through adulthood.  We offer a full range of adult education programs as well as parent education programs.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
646-454-3086
mstein@crsnyc.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Robert Levine, Cantor Rebecca Garfein
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, Membership required
Hebrew School: Yes, One or two days per week depending on age, Grades K – 12, Membership required
Description: Congregation Rodeph Sholom is a welcoming spiritual community which strives to educate and inspire children, youth and adults to participate actively in worship, Torah study and Jewish life experience, and to put Reform Jewish religious and ethical principles into action.We seek to enrich the lives of our members, contribute to the continuance and vitality of the Jewish people, and Tikkun Olam ― to help “repair the world.”

Romemu
165 W. 105th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 580-4294
miriam@romemu.org
Denomination: Renewal
Clergy: Rabbi David Ingber, Rabbi Jessica Late Meyer, Chazzan Basya Schechter
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Hebrew School:  Yes
Description: Romemu is an open-hearted, experiential, irreverently pious, intergenerational Jewish community that elevates and transforms individuals and communities into more compassionate human beings. Committed to powerful prayer and transformative spiritual practices, Romemu attempts to engage the heart, mind and body in everything we do, helping us to foster greater levels of compassion. We believe that Judaism offers spiritual seekers and skeptics alike a path that celebrates our wholeness and provides practical, grounded ways to heal our brokenness. We are committed to helping to birth a post-denominational Judaism that transcends ideologies and labels, that is joy-based and contemplative, ecstatic and reverential, connected to our tradition, yet open to truth, wherever it is found.

The Society for the Advancement of Judaism
15 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-7000
info@thesaj.org
Denomination: Reconstructionist
Clergy: Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann, Cantor Lisa Arbisser
Hebrew School: Yes
Description: We’re a community that believes it’s possible to lead a 21st-century life that is deeply rooted in both Jewish tradition and contemporary civilization. Judaism helps us find meaning and inspiration as we seek to lead lives committed to spiritual growth, social justice, and building community. We welcome the richness that diversity brings to this community, where we learn about, struggle with, and even question our Judaism as we continue to “reconstruct” it for our times.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 West 68th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 877-4050 x280
response@swfs.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Associate Rabbi Diana Fersko, Assistant Rabbi Samantha Natov, Cantor Daniel Singer
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Preschool through high school, frequency depends upon age.
Special Needs: Kulanu provides an enriching Jewish learning experience for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other severe special needs and their families. Kulanu is for children ages 8-17.
Description: A vibrant Reform congregation on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue has served as a catalyst for progressive Jewish thought, support for Israel, and committed social action in the local community and beyond for more than 100 years. True to our founder, Rabbi Stephen Wise, we manifest the central Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world) through such programs as our onsite homeless shelter and Emergency Food Program. Every day, we strive to realize the Jewish ideals of Torah (Jewish learning), avodah (worship), and g’milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness). We invite you to join us and take part in our vital and inclusive community.

West End Synagogue
190 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
(212) 579-0777
executivedirector@westendsynagogue.org
Denomination: Reconstructionist
Clergy: Rabbi Marc Margolius, Hazzan Ayelet Piatigorsky, Rabbi Nadia Gold
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:Yes, Grades 3-7, Two days a week with optional participation in the JCC”s Jewish Journeys Project
Description: West End Synagogue is a diverse group of individuals and families committed to exploring Jewish life and creating an intellectually challenging, spiritually vibrant, and mutually supportive community. Utilizing the principles of Reconstructionist Judaism, we celebrate the richness and diversity of Jewish tradition through study, prayer, meditation, music and Tikkun Olam, or acts of repairing the world.

Upper East Side

Chabad Israel Center
206 E 95th St.
New York, NY 10128
admin@chabadic.com
Denomination: Chabad
Clergy: Rabbi Uriel Vigler
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Ages 5-8

Congregation Or Zarua
127 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
212-452-2310
hsanto@orzarua.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Scott Bolton
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Grades K – 12, frequency depends on age
Description: Now in its 25th year, Congregation Or Zarua has distinguished itself as a vibrant, innovative and involved urban synagogue. Our congregation is centered on three fundamentals of Judaism: Torah (study and practice), Avodah (religious worship), and Gemilut Hasadim (doing good deeds). While traditional and authentic in our Torah study and religious observance, we are an egalitarian, Conservative synagogue, offering men and women equality in all aspects of religious worship, participation and leadership. Founded in 1989 by Rabbi Harlan J. Wechsler and a group of visionary lay leaders, Or Zarua is a small, caring and spiritual community eager to extend its love of Judaism and Jewish learning through our services, Hebrew School, adult education, community service and programming.

Temple Shaaray Tefila
250 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
212-535-8008
administration@tstnyc.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Deborah A. Hirsch, Interim Senior Rabbi, Cantor Todd Kipnis
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, Membership required
Hebrew School: Yes, One or two days a week, Ages 6 – 18, Membership required
Description: Shaaray Tefila provides the means for our congregational community to nurture and to continue its life-long involvement in Judaism by instilling a love of our heritage, a shared connection within the warmth of worship, a devotion to community, and a renewed strength in our Jewish identity.

Midtown

Central Synagogue
123 E. 55th St.
New York, NY 10022
212-838-5122
BouchardE@censyn.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, 5 – 18 years, once a month, Membership required
Special Needs: Inclusion is a fundamental principle of Reform Judaism and Central Synagogue. The Lese Center for Living Judaism embraces and supports all learners and provides individualized services for children with special needs. In September 2013, Central Synagogue began working in partnership with Matan, a wonderful organization here in New York devoted to Jewish education for all children. Matan has helped our education staff meet the needs of all of our students, including those with special requirements. We share Matan’s vision that a quality Jewish education should be accessible for every child. We also have a Manager of Special Education and Educator Training who communicates with families to learn about children’s learning needs and manages those support services throughout the year. She works closely with our Religious School Educators, training them to best address the variety of learning styles of our students. We also provide Learning Specialists to provide one-on-one Hebrew instruction to the students who would benefit. We are proud of the progress made and our ability to provide the best educational environment for all of the learners at Central Synagogue.

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
151 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001
212-213-1002
info@citycongregation.org
Denomination: Humanistic/Secular
Clergy: Rabbi Peter Schweitzer
Interfaith Friendly:  Yes
Tot Shabbat: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Pre-K – Bar/Bat Mitzvah, twice a month, Membership required

Sutton Place Synagogue
225 East 51st Street,
New York, NY 10022
212-593-3300
dfrankel@spsnyc.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Rachel Ain, Cantor Dov Keren
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, Membership required
Hebrew School:Yes, Grades K – 12, One or two days a week,  Membership required
Description:From our engaging and interactive Shabbat services to our highly regarded nursery and religious schools, to the activities we offer for everyone from pre-schoolers to seniors, Sutton Place Synagogue provides spiritual and social opportunities for every segment of our congregation – in an environment where new members are quickly embraced and long-time members stay for generations.

Downtown

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
130 West 30th Street
NY, NY 10001
212-929-9498
cbstoffice@cbst.org
Denomination: Unaffiliated, open to all
Clergy: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, K – 8 grade, twice a month on Shabbat
Description: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) is a vibrant spiritual community and a progressive voice within ‎Judaism. Founded in 1973, CBST attracts and welcomes gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, ‎queer and straight individuals and families who share common values. Passionate, provocative, and ‎deeply Jewish, CBST champions a Judaism that rejoices in diversity, denounces social injustice ‎wherever it exists, and strives for human rights for all people.‎

Chabad of the Lower East Side
530D Grand Street Suite 6D
New York, NY 10002
212-473-0770
ChabadLES@gmail.com
Denomination: Chabad
Clergy: Rabbi Yisroel Stone
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, One day a week, K – 8th grade, Membership not required
Description: Join Chabad for warm and inviting services. No charge for high holiday seats or membership fees.

JCP Downtown
146 Duane
New York, NY 10013
(212) 334-3522
jcpdowntown@jcpdowntown.org
Denomination: Open to all
Clergy: Rabbi Jason Klein
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes
Description: JCP is a Jewish Community Organization in downtown New York City that is serving the Jewish educational, social, and cultural needs of downtown individuals and families. JCP offers a preschool, after school classes for elementary aged children, adult education, and Shabbat and Holiday celebrations. JCP is an inclusive, pluralistic, and organic Jewish community serving a diverse spectrum of Jewish backgrounds, ages, and affiliations. JCP is a grass roots organization, and we are independent. JCP is not affiliated with a larger religious denomination or cultural movement. We are part of the new Jewish landscape that is attempting to forge a new and unique place in the Jewish Community. As such, we are open to everyone, and warmly welcome families of all backgrounds. If you are on our mailing list, you are part of JCP.

Lab/Shul
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
212-908-2523
naomi@storahtelling.org
Denomination: Everybody friendly (Post-Denominational)
Clergy: Amichai Lau-Lavie
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: No
Description: Lab/Shul is an everybody-friendly, artist-driven, experimental community for sacred Jewish gatherings based in NYC, reaching the world. The Lab/Shul community is dedicated to exploring, creating and celebrating innovative opportunities for contemplation, life cycle rituals, the arts, life-long learning and social justice. Lab/Shul seeks to redefine the role of sacred gatherings that nourish our thirst for meaning, connection, spirituality and community

Town & Village Synagogue 
334 East 14 Street
212-677-8090
office@tandv.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Larry Sebert, Cantor Shayna Postman
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Preschool through teen years, Preschoolers and kindergarteners attend once a week, older grades attend twice a week
Description: Town & Village is a traditional, egalitarian, Conservative community committed to Jewish life, innovative learning, prayer and social justice. We are a diverse community with many ways to participate, make friends, and grow spiritually and intellectually. We invite you to join us.


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Queens

Temple Beth Sholom
171-39 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11358
718-463-4143
info@templebethsholom.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Sharon Ballan, Cantor Kathy Barr
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Two days a week, Ages 5 – 16, Membership required
Special Needs: We have many children with special needs and accommodate them. Please contact our educator for details.
Description: We are a vibrant, diverse liberal congregation in Northeast Queens.

Chabad of Long Island City
10-25 48th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-609-0066
jewishlic@gmail.com
Denomination: Chabad
Clergy: Rabbi Zev Wineberg
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Once a week, Ages 4 – 12, Membership not required
Description: At Chabad of Long Island City the services are traditional, and are conducted in a joyous, casual atmosphere. Many of those who attend cannot read Hebrew, yet everyone feels at home. The prayer book is bi-lingual and various English readings are included in the service. Song and commentary add meaning and participation to the prayers. Children are included and most welcome.

Congregation Machane Chodosh
67-29 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-793-5656
Rabbi@machanechodosh.org
Denomination: Orthodox
Clergy: Rabbi Yossi Mendelson, Senior Rabbi Manfred Gans
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, tuition-free
Description: Congregation Machane Chodosh is a traditional synagogue in Forest Hills. Our membership spans the age spectrum and embraces Jews of all backgrounds. The senior rabbi carries a German tradition that appreciates culture and history; while Rabbi Mendelson is experienced in outreach, speaks fluent Hebrew and understands Russian. With six children of his own running around the shul, your children will easily find friends their age while you are praying and enjoying the kiddush.

Free Synagogue of Flushing
136-23 Sanford Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355
718-961-0030
freesynagogue@freesynagogueflushing.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Michael Weisser
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Ages 6 – 13
Special Needs: We have a chairlift to the sanctuary. We are careful to accommodate all allergy and dietary concerns.
Description: At nearly 100 years old, we are the oldest liberal Reform synagogue in Queens. Children are always welcome at services, and we gear several services a year to be especially engaging for families with children. During children’s services during major holidays, children and parents are invited to sit on the bima with the Rabbi to learn and sing together.

Hollis Hills Jewish Center
210-10 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY 11364
718-776-3500
office@hollishillsjc.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi David Wise, Cantor Sol Zim
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, Membership not required for enrollment
Hebrew School: Yes, Two days a week, Ages 5-14
Special Needs: We have teachers who work with our special needs children. We have a stair lift and handicapped-accessible restroom, large print prayer books and listening devices for those with special needs.
Description: The Hollis Hills Jewish Center is an egalitarian congregation in  Northeast Queens. With a tradition of over 50 years, we are a warm embracing congregation with an emphasis on learning and prayer. We are affiliated with United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism with an active nursery school, Hebrew school, daily minyan, award-winning youth group, and a vibrant adult education program.

Marathon Jewish Community Center 
245-37 60 Ave
Douglaston, NY 11362
718-428-1580
marathonjcc@gmail.com
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Gary Greene
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, One or two days a week, Grades K – High school, Membership required
Special Needs: The religious school has a resource room and a special education teacher on Sundays. Since our bimah doesn’t have a ramp, we bring the Torah down to the floor to accommodate anybody with an aliyah who can’t negotiate the stairs.
Description: We are small friendly synagogue. We strive to open doors of spirituality, social consciousness, and community for all those who cross our threshold. We work cooperatively with synagogues across the denominations lines in order to strengthen Jewish life in Northeast Queens and Western Long Island.

Kehillat Tikvah: A Jewish Community of Hope
P.O. Box 720649
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-569-1887
kehillat.tikvah@gmail.com
Denomination: Transdenominational
Clergy: N/A – We hire rabbis as we need them
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: No
Description: We are an egalitarian, progressive Jewish congregation, a synagogue without walls.  Our vision of Judaism is inclusive of diverse personal orientations, lifestyles and family structures. We are committed to the full and equal participation of women and men in Jewish life; and we affirm the Jewishness of children who are raised as Jews by at least one Jewish parent, whether father or mother. We welcome and honor the involvement of the non-Jewish parents and other relatives in raising Jewish children, even as we understand that these individuals may or may not be oriented toward a Jewish spiritual path themselves.

Queens Jewish Center
66-05 108 Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-459-8432
office@MyQJC.org
Denomination: Orthodox
Clergy: Rabbi Simcha Hopkovitz, Cantor Aryeh Rendel
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: No
Description: A warm, welcoming community known for its friendly congregants, inspirational services , nd classes, and special events. These are just some of the reasons why people become a part of the “QJC Family.”

Young Israel of Sunnyside
4301A 46th Street
Sunnyside, NY 11104
718-786-4103
youngisraelofsunnyside@gmail.com
Denomination: Orthodox
Clergy: Rabbi Nesanel Lerman
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: No
Description: The Young Israel of Sunnyside is a traditional synagogue in Queens. Located in a culturally diverse neighborhood, we embrace Jews of all backgrounds and their families and welcome everyone to our programs and services.

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Westchester

Armonk

Congregation B’nai Yisrael
2 Banksville Road
Armonk, NY 10504
(914) 273-2220
jessica@cbyarmonk.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Joshua Strom, Cantor Hayley Kobylinski
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes
Description: Founded in 1970, Congregation B’nai Yisrael is a Reform congregation with over 370 family members. CBY is the center of Jewish life in Armonk, and as a neighborhood synagogue, we form a bond among our member families. Our synagogue serves as a spiritual and a social center where individuals fulfill their religious needs and find meaning in Judaism at every stage of life.

 

Bedford Corners

Temple Shaaray Tefila
89 Baldwin Road
Bedford Corners, NY 10549
914 666-3133
bmerson@templest.org
Denomination:  Reform
Clergy: Rabbi David Greenberg, Rabbi Jason Nevarez, Rabbi Stacy Bergman
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Frequency varies according to age, Grades K – 12, Membership required for enrollment
Special Needs: Totally embracing — we work with each individual to accommodate according to their needs
Description: We are a large community that draws from many towns in Northern Westchester — this allows for a variety of perspectives. Our senior rabbi is our founding rabbi and all of the staff have a long track record with the synagogue. We are very thoughtful about meeting the needs of our community and reaching out to everyone.

Briarcliff Manor

Congregation Sons of Israel
1666 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
914 762-2700
janice@csibriarcliff.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Steven Kane, Cantor Jeffrey Shiovitz
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes
Description: We are an egalitarian, Conservative synagogue in Westchester County, N.Y. dedicated to imparting Jewish values and traditions from generation to generation in a welcoming participatory environment. We are a caring community committed to lifelong Jewish learning, the observance of mitzvot, meaningful prayer and charitable deeds. We promote spiritual, cultural and social connections within our community, to the State of Israel and to Jews worldwide. Our 380 member families encompass a broad demographic from young parents to those in their 90’s, as well as interfaith families who are seamlessly welcomed into our community. CSI’s programming reflects the range of age groups! Members are welcome at the bimah to read Torah and to assist with our services.

Dobbs Ferry

Greenburgh Hebrew Center
515 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-4260
office@g-h-c.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Jay Stein, Cantor Janet Leuchter
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, 2 days a week
Description: Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a warm, inclusive, egalitarian, participatory Jewish congregation located in central Westchester County. We are a joyous and spirited community that welcomes you to join us as we celebrate, learn, and perform Tikkun Olam, social action to repair the world. We welcome singles and families, including interfaith and non-traditional families.

 

Hastings on Hudson

Mishkan Ha’am
18 Farragut Avenue
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
914-478-4996
mishkanhaam@gmail.com
Denomination: Reconstructionist
Clergy: Rabbi Megan Doherty
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Once a week, Pre-K – 8th grade, Membership required for 1st grade and up
Description: We are a growing community dedicated to serving as a bridge between the search for religious identity and the demands of the secular world. As a Reconstructionist community, we integrate a deep respect for traditional Judaism with the insights, ideas, and innovations growing from contemporary life.

Mahopac

Temple Beth Shalom
760 Route 6
Mahopac, NY  10541
(845) 628-6133
office@tbsmahopac.org
Denomination: Cons
ervative
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool:  No
Hebrew School: Yes, K – 7th grade, membership required after kindergarten
Special Needs: Many of our current students have learning disabilities or are on the Autism spectrum. Our Education Director works with each family to create a learning environment in which their child can thrive. Please provide an IEP or other information at enrollment.

New Rochelle

Beth El Synagogue Center
1324 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10804
914-235-2700
info@bethelnr.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Melvin Sirner, Assistant Rabbi Joshua Dorsch, Cantor Jamie Gloth
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, Membership not required
Hebrew School: Yes, One to three days a week depending on grade and program selected, K – 12th grade
Special Needs: We are a welcoming community that looks to make accommodations for all differently-abled people. We have an electric chair to take individuals up to the bima who are unable to get up to the bima otherwise. We have an elevator in the building, a Keruv Committee that helps to ensure that everyone feels embraced by our community, a Learning Specialist that works in our Religious School, as well as other available services.
Description: Beth El Synagogue Center is a large, multi-generational, egalitarian congregation, located in New Rochelle, New York, and affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We thrive on activity. Our energetic members and guests of every age come to Beth El for spirituality, learning, socialization, and recreation. Whatever brings you to Beth El, you will see that we pour our enthusiasm and our love for each other into all we do. Once here, you will find more than you expected – and you will feel very much at home.

Rye

Community Synagogue of Rye
200 Forest Avenue
Rye, NY 10580
914-967-6262
info@comsynrye.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Daniel Gropper, Rabbi Leora Frankel
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Frequency varies according to age, Grades K-12, Membership required after 3rd grade.
Description: Inspired by Jewish teachings and traditions, Community Synagogue of Rye seeks to be a center for spiritual transformation; to foster the creation of sacred relationships, and to give people the tools and resources to be God’s partner in healing the world. This vision is guided by our commitment to the Jewish values of Worship (T’filah), Life-Long Learning (Talmud Torah), Community (Kehilah), Loving Kindness (Hesed), Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam) and Love of Israel (Ahavat Yisrael).

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester
2125 Westchester Avenue East
Rye, NY 10580
914-967-4382
alevitt@congregationemanuel.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Howard J. Goldsmith
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Frequency varies according to age, Grades 1-12, Membership required for enrollment
Description: We are a diverse congregation welcoming all who wish to participate in Jewish life: singles, couples, and families in all their forms; interfaith couples; individuals with disabilities; all people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or financial means. Each facet of our diverse community adds a new shade of light and blessing to our congregation.

Scarsdale

Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El
2 Ogden Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 725-5175
office@sstte.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Jeffrey Brown, Cantor Chanin Becker
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Frequency varies according to age

Shaarei Tikvah
46 Fox Meadow Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 472-2013
synagogue@shaareitikvah.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Adam Baldachin, Cantor Gerald Cohen
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes
Description: Shaarei Tikvah is a friendly, vibrant congregation with an active, engaged membership. The only synagogue in Scarsdale affiliated with the Conservative movement, we warmly welcome Jews of all backgrounds, levels of observance, and sexual orientation. We welcome intermarried couples, incorporating both partners into our community life. Our smaller size fosters an intimacy not found in larger shuls. It’s easy to get involved, build relationships with clergy and staff and form friendships across generations.

Tarrytown

Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591
914-631-1770
info@tba-ny.org
Denomination: Both Reform and Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi David K. Holt, Cantor Margot E.B. Goldberg
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Offered at various times throughout the year. Check website for details.
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School: Yes, Frequency varies according to age, Grades K-12, Membership required after 2nd grade.
Special Needs: The synagogue runs a Matan class for special needs children.
Description: At Temple Beth Abraham our Jewish background is diverse. We take pride in our Tikkun Olam program and our inclusion of Interfaith families. We offer an award-winning religious school, a vibrant adult education program, and worship services in both the Reform and Conservative traditions.

White Plains

Bet Am Shalom Synagogue
295 Soundview Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
914-946-8851
betamshalom@betamshalom.org
Denomination: Reconstructionist
Clergy: Rabbi Lester Bronstein, Cantor Benjie Schiller
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: Yes, Frequency varies according to grade, Grades K – 12, Membership required for grades K – 7 but not for high school.
Special Needs: We have an Inclusion Teacher who works with students one-on-one and assists teachers with meeting students’ needs.
Description: Bet Am Shalom is a vibrant, egalitarian congregation of families and individuals from diverse backgrounds, bound together by a shared belief in a thoughtful and progressive approach to Judaism. With a deep respect for tradition, we seek to evolve as the world around us evolves. The creative spirit of our members fuels our community as together we learn, share life cycle events, support each other and commit to tikkun olam.

Temple Israel Center of White Plains
280 Old Mamaroneck Rd
White Plains, NY 10605
914-948-2800
ticfamilyed@gmail.com
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Gordon Tucker, Cantor George Mordecai
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, Membership not required
Hebrew School: Yes, 2 – 3 days a week, Grades K – 12
Special Needs: We have a Director of Inclusion who personally ensures accommodations for children with special needs.
Description: We are a traditional, egalitarian Conservative synagogue devoted to deep, meaningful Jewish learning and joyful Jewish practice.

Woodlands Community Temple
50 Worthington Road
White Plains, NY 10607
(914) 592-7070
wct@wct.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Billy Dreskin, Cantor Jonathan Gordon
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Hebrew School:  Yes
Description: Woodlands Community Temple is a Reform Jewish congregation nestled in the woods of Greenburgh, New York (near White Plains, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Edgemont, Hastings, Irvington, and Tarrytown). We are a vibrant, warm, welcoming, diverse and egalitarian community committed to creating a dynamic, innovative environment for all who wish to participate in Jewish life and ritual. We believe that an understanding of and an appreciation for differences – age, color, disability, sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression – lead to healthy and inclusive communities. We believe that by respecting all people and hearing all voices – by celebrating our shared humanity – we make better decisions for ourselves and for the communities we serve. We take a progressive approach to Jewish life, integrating a deep respect for traditional Judaism with the insights of contemporary living.

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