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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.
Sun, 26 March 2017
28 Adar 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
Tuesday, Mar 28th 4:00p to 6:00p
Tuesday, Mar 28th 8:00p to 10:00p
Shabbat, Apr 1st 10:00a to 12:30p
Naomi Less and her band (Glenn Grossman on percussion, Shy Kedmi on keyboards and David Meer on double bass) join Rabbi Lauren and Cantor Lisa. A theme is woven into the music throughout the service.
Shabbat, Apr 1st 10:30a to 12:30p
Shabbat, Apr 1st 10:30a to 11:30a
Monday, Apr 3rd 7:30p to 9:30p
First annual Hugh Baron Memorial Lecture with Rabbi Manuel Gold.
Tuesday, Apr 4th 4:00p to 6:00p
Friday, Apr 7th 6:30p to 8:00p
Come to relax and unwind as we welcome Shabbat with live classical music performed by SAJ community members and light food and beer, wine and a special mixed cocktail - the "15 West". We will welcome Shabbat together in this fun and relaxed environment. All are welcome!
Shabbat, Apr 8th 10:30a to 12:30p
Shabbat, Apr 8th 10:30a to 11:30a
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Society for the Advancement of Judaism
15 West 86th Street, NYC 10024