Shaare Zedek is a multi-generational, egalitarian Conservative congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan embracing a traditional approach to contemporary Judaism. We pride ourselves on a long and rich history of providing a warm, informal, observant community that is accessible to Jews of all ages and backgrounds. Services are led by members of the community, who infuse life at Shaare Zedek with their talents, creativity and spirit.

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Coming Soon at Shaare Zedek

Our ongoing services include a morning minyan (email for the schedule) and evening, morning and afternoon services each Shabbat. For this week's service times, see the sidebar to the left.

Family Shabbat Services & Dinner
Friday, February 27: 5:30 pm

Everyone in the community is welcome to join us for our delicious family Shabbat dinner. Family-friendly services will begin at 5:30, followed by dinner catered by Seasons. Costs: Adults - $22 / Children - $10 / Under age 2 - free.

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Family Purim Program
Wednesday, March 4: 4:45 pm

Mark your calendars for a very special Purim celebration! The program will begin at 4:45 pm and will feature an interactive performance by Stories & Swords. Dinner will be served after the program and before the communal Megillah reading. Cost: $5/person. As always, come in costume!

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Community Megillah Reading & Chai Minyan After-Party
Wednesday, March 4: 6:30 pm

Celebrate Purim with Chai Minyan and Shaare Zedek! Community Ma'ariv service and Megillah Reading will begin at 6:30 pm. Continue the celebration with a Mardi Gras after-party (for adults 21+ only), sponsored by Chai Minyan and featuring libations, desserts, and other delicacies. Come in your best Mardi Gras garb and party New Orleans-style! To RSVP for the after-party reply on Facebook, email, or call the office at 212-874-7005. Interested in reading Megillah on Erev Purim? Email

Shacharit Service with Megillah Reading
Thursday, March 5: 7 am

Fulfill the mitzvah of hearing Megillat Esther, and join us for Shacharit services on Purim. Interested in reading Megillah that morning? Email

Hosted Shabbat Dinners with Chai Minyan
Friday, March 6: 7:30 pm

Following Kabbalat Shabbat services, join new and veteran Chai Minyan goers for a delicious, home-hosted Shabbat meal. To sign up to attend or host through this Google form. Get psyched for a fun Shabbat evening with Chai!

Book Club Discussion: The River Midnight
Saturday, March 7: 12:30 pm

Join us for our next book club meeting over Kiddush lunch, when we will discuss The River Midnight by Lilian Nattel. Read with us about the history, magic, and intrigue of a 19th-century shtetl from various individuals' perspectives within the community.

Kids' Game Day
Saturday, March 7: 12:30 pm

All children are invited to join us after services for an informal game day. We will provide a wide variety of fun games, but feel free to bring your favorite Shabbat-appropriate games from home! This event will not be staffed, so parents are asked to please supervise their children during this time.

Wine Tasting with Skyview Wines & Spirits
Wednesday, March 11: 7:30 pm

Shaare Zedek, Chai Minyan, and Kehilat Hadar invite you to a special evening for wine tasting with Skyview Wine & Spirits of Riverdale, home to one of the largest selections of Kosher wines in the region. This event will take place at Congregation Shaare Zedek. Reservations are required: $18 per person and $12 per student; 21+ only. Register by March 9 by calling the Shaare Zedek office at 212-874-7005, or by signing up via Kehilat Hadar's website. Proceeds from registration, together with 10% of all wine sales that evening, will be split between Shaare Zedek and Kehilat Hadar. If you are unable to attend the event, but you would like to order bottles of wine to benefit Shaare Zedek and Kehilat Hadar, please use the ordering form available through the above link.

Shaare Zedek University -- Efrem Epstein: "Opening the Door for Elijah: Suicide Awareness & Prevention in the Jewish Community"
Saturday, March 14: 12:45 pm

In our second talk in the 2015 Shaare Zedek University speaker series, featuring members who are experts in their fields, we present Efrem Epstein. Efrem is the founder of Elijah's Journey (, a nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention in the Jewish community. He was recently named to The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention's "Faith Communities Task Force." Efrem will use texts from the Tanach to explore ways that synagogues and other Jewish institutions can facilitate communication about and support of mental health issues in their communities.