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A Small Shul With A Big Impact In The Heart Of The Upper West Side
No Matter Your Background, You Belong Here
A Spiritual Home Where You Can Embrace Or Reconnect With Judaism
Flexible Membership So Everyone Can Join
Second Friday Song Share Fri, Feb 10 2023, 6pm In-person and Zoom- 6PM Song Share, followed by 6:30PM-7:30PM Service Song share with Cantor Melissa to learn tunes used at WES (and bring your own!), followed by musical Kabbalat Shabbat in the…
Reconstructing Judaism's Approaches to Zionism in 2023 with Rabbi Maurice Harris Wed, Feb 15 2023, 7:30pm   The Reconstructionist Movement has always been committed to Israel and the Jewish state, but times have changed, and the movement recognizes that our understanding of Israel and Zionism has…
Third Friday Kafe Kadosh Fri, Feb 17 2023, 5:30pm Pre-service nosh and schmooze (in-person).  Followed by a warm, musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:30pm (in-person and Livestream*). *admin [at] westendsynagogue.org (Please contact us) for…

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Whoever you are and wherever you are, please join us for a Shabbat service. Most of our services are hybrid, and you are welcome to attend either in person or on Zoom. To attend in person, simply come by during one of our regularly scheduled services. Our Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 6:30 pm. Our Saturday morning services begin at 10:00 am. Walk-in guests are always welcome (please check calendar first). We are located at 190 Amsterdam Avenue (at W. 69th Street).

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By Rabbi Emily & Cantor Melissa on Jun 24 2022

Even as many of us knew this day was likely coming, it hurts. The right to abortion is an issue of religious liberty…

By Rabbi Emily & Cantor Melissa on Jun 09 2022

When I was a rabbinical student in my 20s, I fell in love with someone who opened my eyes to the fact that I was…

By Rabbi Emily on May 25 2022

On a sunny April afternoon when I was in 6th grade, our English teacher called us back from free reading time, sat…

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Diversity and Inclusion

We are a progressive community where people from every background take active part in synagogue life.

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