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The SAJ is located at 15 West 86th Street, just west of Central Park West, on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
The synagogue building was our first permanent home. Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, our founder, opened it in 1926, four years after our congregation was founded.
Our sanctuary — a beautiful contemplative space — is the location for all of our Shabbat and holiday services. It was extensively renovated, thanks to a highly successful capital campaign, and reopened to the congregation on Rosh Hashanah 2004.
The synagogue building also houses the Jewish Journey Project, our after-school education program for children in preschool - grade 8, the Social Hall, where we hold Kiddush after Shabbat services as well as special events, and the offices of the Rabbi, Cantor, and Education Director.
Tue, 25 April 2017
29 Nisan 5777
welcome to the sAJ community
We’re a community that believes it’s possible to lead a 21st-century life that is deeply rooted in both Jewish tradition and contemporary civilization. Judaism helps us find meaning and inspiration as we seek to lead lives committed to spiritual growth, social justice, and building community. We welcome the richness that diversity brings to this community, where we learn about, struggle with, and even question our Judaism as we continue to "reconstruct" it for our times.
Upcoming Events at SAJ
Shabbat, Apr 29th 10:00a to 12:30p
Shabbat, Apr 29th 10:30a to 12:30p
Shabbat, Apr 29th 10:30a to 11:30a
Sunday, Apr 30th 10:00a to 5:30p
Tuesday, May 2nd 4:00p to 6:00p
Shabbat, May 6th 10:00a to 12:30p
Shabbat, May 6th 10:30a to 12:30p
Tuesday, May 9th 4:00p to 6:00p
Tuesday, May 9th 8:00p to 10:00p
Wednesday, May 10th 12:00p to 1:30p
Lunch and Learn: “Women in the Torah and Midrash: Exploring Genesis” Taught by Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann Bring your own nash, SAJ will provide drinks. RSVPs helpful (but ok to come regardless!) In each session, we will explore women and women’s roles as written in the Torah and explored in rabbinic midrash and/or modern interpretation. Through each session, we will look at texts and think critically about why the torah was written as it was and its implications for today.
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Society for the Advancement of Judaism
15 West 86th Street, NYC 10024