West End Synagogue is committed to universal adult study of Jewish sources, history and...

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Our innovative, "whole family" approach to Jewish education, Jewish Family Life and...

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We celebrate holidays as a community, and our Jewish Family Life & Learning programming...

Shabbat at West End Synagogue - Each week is something different... Visit Us!


We gather for a special contemplative, musical celebration of Shabbat on the third Friday of each month...


West End Synagogue is committed to universal adult study of Jewish sources, history and cultural...


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Kabbalat Shabbat

April 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv service. Hear favorite melodies as we bring in Shabbat together beginning at 6:30pm. (Click image to hear Oseh Shalom by Navah Tehilah)


May 3, 2019 - 5:00pm


5pm - Meet and Greet the Clergy while children do crafts with our congregant volunteers!

6pm- join us in the sanctuary for a Family Friendly, musical, Intergenerational service

7pm- Stay for our Potluck Dinner!

UWS Celebrates Israel ~ Street Fair!

May 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 6:00pm


Join the celebration! The UWS Celebrates Israel, powered by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and the Upper West Side's synagogues, schools, and Jewish organizations, invites everyone to come together for a neighborhood-wide celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. Made possible by UJA-Federation.

Pre-registration for ticketed events is strongly encouraged.
All programs will take place at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun 
(257 West 88th St., between Broadway and West End Avenue).

Shirat Shabbat ("Song of Shabbat") for School Age Children

May 18, 2019 - 11:15am

Shirat Shabbat  for families with school age students at 11:15AM every THIRD Saturday:

Landon Braverman at the piano

Every THIRD Saturday of the month from 11:15-12:15 in the morning, join us for a “camp style” musical Shabbat experience and an interactive Torah service for school age children and parents, with Cantor Ayelet Porzecanski  — an age-appropriate, informal, accessible service designed to learn Shabbat melodies through the magic of song.  Join Cantor Ayelet and talented lay leadership/musicians for a musical celebration of Shabbat for families!  Then join the WES community for a festive kiddush luncheon.  Visitors always welcome!  

Jewish Family Life and Learning - in and out of the classroom


Our innovative, "whole family" approach to Jewish education, Jewish Family Life and Learning (JFLL), is a departure from your parents' Hebrew School, making a big impression on kids and parents alike. 



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Learn more about our partnership with Moving Traditions for our B'nai Mitzvah curriculum!Image links to Moving Traditions - B'nai Mitzvah Program - Connect, Challenge, Change






190 Amsterdam Avenue (at 69th Street)
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 579-0777
Fax: (212) 579-2669
Email: office [at] westendsynagogue.org
Affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, Reconstructing Judaism

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