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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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We come together

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

by Rebecca Weintraub Toward Shabbat: Vayak’hel-Pekudei March 17, 2023
by Billie Di Stefano Ben Jablonski’s Story: Find Purpose

BJ’s Hevra Kadisha program offers one way in which BJ members…

March 15, 2023
by Max W. Orenstein Helpful tips for navigating the new BJ.org

We're excited for our community to be able to explore…

March 13, 2023
sunset at new york city by José Matalon Toward Shabbat: Ki Tissa

“Heavenly Jerusalem, earthly Jerusalem. Never has a city been so…

March 10, 2023
by Sammy Bovitz Reflections from the Dominican Republic

Every BJ Teens trip is special, but our 2023 voyage…

March 6, 2023