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What we believe

“BJ is a non-affiliated, egalitarian, inclusive synagogue community focused on the power of prayer and music, rooted in love and social justice. We welcome all. No matter how you define yourself, if our values resonate with yours then you have a home here.”

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Our community is a lively and rich tapestry of backgrounds—religious, ethnic, geographic, socioeconomic, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and family structure—and we keep growing every day. We value our differences and embrace the full diversity of today’s Jewish community.

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We Grow Together

B’nai Jeshurun is a nearly 200-year-old non-affiliated synagogue located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. We welcome all, no matter the path traveled.


We Take Action Together

We believe this world needs more justice, more equity, and more love — and we work toward that prophetic vision every day.

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Voices from our Community

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by Felicia L. Sol Toward Shabbat: Shabbat Shavuot May 25, 2023
by Eliza Anker Toward Shabbat: Bemidbar

It’s May of senior year and I feel stuck. I’m stuck…

May 19, 2023
by Rabbi Shuli Passow Toward Shabbat: Behar-Behukkotai

I’ve been thinking a lot about ego recently: the role…

May 12, 2023
by Rebecca Weintraub Toward Shabbat: Emor

“Watch out, Mommy!” my two and a half year old…

May 5, 2023
sunset new york city skyline by José Rolando Matalon Toward Shabbat: Aharei Mot-Kedoshim

We have just completed the yearly succession of holidays and…

April 28, 2023