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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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.

Shaare Zedek Book Club
Saturday, January 31: 12:45 pm

Join the Shaare Zedek Book Club as we discuss this month's selection, "Songs For the Butcher's Daughter," by Peter Manseau. The discussion will begin at approximately 12:45pm, after services and kiddush. Families with children are encouraged to attend. Children are invited to join us for our annual Tu Bishvat Seder.

Tu Bishvat Seder
Saturday, January 31: 12:45 pm

Their leaves may have fallen off, but the trees of the world still deserve some birthday love! Children and families are invited to join us after services on Shabbat afternoon for a family-friendly, Israel-themed Tu Bishvat Seder.

Chai Minyan's Fifth Anniversary Services & Dinner
Friday, February 6: 6 pm

For almost five years Chadeish Yameinu (the Chai Minyan) has grown and thrived, providing a traditional egalitarian, participatory, and spirited community on the Upper West Side, particularly appealing to young professionals. As part of Congregation Shaare Zedek, the Chai community both embraces and brings a new dimension to synagogue life today.

Join the Chai community on February 6, 2015 for a catered Shabbat dinner in celebration of Chai Minyan's Fifth Anniversary and our honorees, Rina Goldberg, Roz Paaswell, and Jessica Siskind.

Services begin at 6 pm, followed by dinner. Registration will close on or before Wednesday, February 4 at 8 pm, at which time if spots are available, they will be so for an increased price, so please register soon!

Individual tickets are $36 for the anniversary dinner. The $25 option is a subsidized price covered by Shaare Zedek and donors supporting Chadeish Yameinu @ Shaare Zedek.

For those wishing to sponsor a table for $254, which comes with 8 reserved seats, please email with the names of all your guests.

Please consider donating $36 with your dinner registration to help us reach our Double Chai for Chai Campaign goal of raising $5,000 in honor of our Fifth Anniversary.

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Israel Decides - About What?
Saturday, February 7: 12:45 pm

Israeli journalist and historian Gershom Gorenberg explains why Israel is returning to the polls so quickly, what the issues are in the March election, why predictions of the results are unreliable, why the vote tally might not tell us who won, and what potential outcomes mean for Israel and for American Jews.

Join us after services for kiddush lunch, followed by this talk by our esteemed speaker. The event and lunch are sponsored by the David, Ursula, & Adina Michaeli Memorial Education Fund. Special thanks to the staff of the New Israel Fund for helping to bring Mr. Gorenberg to Shaare Zedek.

Please register below for this free event to help us plan our lunch!

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State of the Shul Informational Meeting
Tuesday, February 10: 7-9 pm

Continuing the process of community-wide conversation, please join us at an important meeting on the "state of the shul." This will be an opportunity to learn more about the general health and status of our congregation, as well as details about our membership and finances, our obligations at Bayside Cemetery, a significant report from our Real Estate Committee, an update on our rabbinic search, and additional follow-up from our Community Visioning Series that took place in November. RSVP by e-mail to or by calling the office at 212-874-7005. Please make a contribution towards the cost of dinner.

Shiur Hashavua (in Hebrew)
Saturday, February 21

Shaare Zedek hosts our next shiur for Hebrew speakers in February, discussing Parashat Terumot. Hebrew proficiency is required, but text familiarity is not required. If you intend to take part, please email Please invite your Hebrew-speaking or Israeli friends to join us that day.

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

All SZ members are welcome to join us for our delicious family Shabbat dinner. Family-friendly services will begin at 5:30 followed by dinner. Adults $22/Children $10. Free for children under 2.

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

Join us at 4:45 PM for a Purim performance by Stories & Swords. Register here for a delicious dinner following the performance. $5/person. Shul-wide Megillah Reading will begin at 6:30 PM.