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Westchester Synagogues


Planning to do some shul 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.*  For more information about Tot Shabbats, click here.

Bedford Corners

Temple Shaaray Tefila
89 Baldwin Road
Bedford Corners, NY 10549
914 666-3133
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.

Hastings on Hudson

Mishkan Ha’am
18 Farragut Avenue
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
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.


Temple Beth Shalom
760 Route 6
Mahopac, NY  10541
(845) 628-6133
Denomination: Cons
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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
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.


Community Synagogue of Rye
200 Forest Avenue
Rye, NY 10580
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
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.


Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591
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
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
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.

*Please note, we do not intend this to be a comprehensive list of ALL synagogues in your area.  The synagogues listed below elected to be listed on our site and took the time to answer all of our pesky questions.

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