04/10/2017 12:37:46 PM
Dear Shul Family and Friends,
I am taking a break from ‘Seder Prep Central’ on the Upper West Side to share my blessings for a zissen and kosher Pesach. The sun is shining, the aromas of traditional and not-so-traditional foods are wafting through...Read more...
10/13/2016 12:04:56 PM
Good evening, and once again, welcome to The Shul of New York.
Before I begin tonight, I must sadly acknowledge the loss of our good friend, Al Orensanz, who passed away in July. Al Orensanz, along with his brother, Angel, were the founders of the Angel Orensanz Foundation and the saviors of this magnificent building.
Friend, does not adequately describe what Al Orensanz was to The Shul of New York. Before...Read more...
09/02/2016 02:24:10 PM
Dear Chaverim ~ Friends of the Shul of New York,
Shavua Tov! We have just entered one of the most talked about weeks in our calendar . . . the week preceding Labor Day. As the summer season wanes, we resist releasing the long warm days as we transition into autumn. A new school year begins again, postponed projects are back on the docket, we tuck away our white cottons and yes, the High Holidays are soon approaching.
08/24/2016 12:00:51 PM
New Downtown Rabbi Crosses Boundaries
Rabbi Eva is interviewed in The Jewish Week (Aug 2016).
Alt Hebrew School Project Hitting Its Stride
Article in The Jewish Week (Aug 2016) about Jewish Journey Project that mentions the Shul and has several quotes from Adam Feder.Read more...
New members join shul board
08/24/2016 11:58:16 AM
The Board welcomes Nancy Freeman-Carroll and Steve Rose to the Board of Directors.
Nancy and Steve are long time members and supporters of the Shul and we are very happy to have them join us.
08/01/2016 11:50:33 AM
It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our good friend Al Orensanz on July 23rd.
Al Orensanz and his brother Angel created the Angel Orensanz Foundation and saved the landmark synagogue at 172...Read more...
Cathy Cooper elected to the Board of Directors
12/09/2015 06:28:53 PM
The Board is pleased to announce the election of Cathy Cooper to the Board of Directors as Secretary.
Cathy was previously on the Auxiliary Committee and is a long time supporter of the Shul. If you've attended a High Holiday Service then you've probably met Cathy volunteering at the ticket desk.
Welcome aboard, Cathy! (Sorry about the pun.) (Okay, not really.)
09/23/2015 05:29:46 AM
Good evening everyone, and welcome to the Shul of New York.
Before I begin, I want to thank Karen Seidman, for her 7 years of service as Co-President of the Shul. I’d ask her to stand and be acknowledged but Karen and Doug are spending Yom Kippur with their son and daughter-in-law who is a newly ordained Rabbi at a Shul in New Jersey. Suffice it to say that we miss her tonight, just as we will miss her...Read more...
08/27/2015 02:44:58 PM
We are very pleased to share with you the Fall 2015 Newsletter. This year in addition to letters to the congregation from our founder, and beloved and esteemed Rabbi Emeritus Burt Siegel; and the new Rabbi of the Shul of New York, Rabbi Matthew A. Reimer; there are...Read more...
06/01/2015 11:42:23 AM
The Board of Directors announces the retirement of The Shul of New York’s founder and beloved spiritual leader, Rabbi Burt Aaron Siegel, as well as his elevation to the position of Rabbi Emeritus of The Shul of New York.
05/20/2015 09:52:18 AM
About Friendship Circle
02/18/2015 07:03:36 PM
What a joy it is to learn! I have discovered that it not only expands the mind but the heart and the soul as well! I see Israel as a miracle every day.
When I leave Israel I'll be going to Prague, which was a great center of Jewish culture. The former Jewish area is now a museum. I'm excited to experience the new and the old in our Jewish history. I miss our Shul and look forward to returning with more to teach. My...Read more...
02/04/2015 01:21:02 PM
10/03/2014 11:42:00 PM
Good evening everyone. Welcome to the temporary home of The Shul of New York.
Before I begin, I want to thank our outgoing Co-President, Kenny Bookbinder, for his years of service to the Shul. I’d ask him to stand and be acknowledged but unfortunately he could not be here this evening. Suffice it to say that we miss him tonight, just as we will miss his work on the Board.
My name is...Read more...
07/11/2014 05:36:18 PM
How does your spirituality influence your life?
An Evening of Spiritual Sharing
Please join me for a meaningful discussion of the many ways that spirituality manifests itself in daily life.
Does spirituality add a dimension to your life? What practices have you found that enrich your spiritual awareness? Have you found a way to bring spirituality into...Read more...
07/01/2014 03:42:49 PM
At the request of Rabbi Burt and with his blessing, we have begun a search for an Associate Rabbi! This will give Rabbi Burt the flexibility to be able to take several study sabbaticals a year without negatively affecting Shul services, bar/bat mitzvah training, holiday celebrations and programs.
We are looking for an Associate Rabbi who embraces all that the Shul of New York embodies. Over the coming weeks each candidate who...Read more...
04/28/2014 11:42:50 AM
Passover has been extraordinary here in Jerusalem, as has been just about everything else. What a time of happiness for me! Thank God.
The Seder night was wonderful. We didn't finish the Seder until 4:30 in the morning. The rest of the holiday was filled with dinners, being with new friends, and the Passover services at the synagogue emphasizing the miracle of our survival as a...Read more...
04/14/2014 07:55:09 AM
Now it's Passover. It seemed obvious what Pesach in Jerusalem would be like. And yet, as I see and experience the weeks of preparations, what is obvious is not the more than I expected pulsating, 3D, surround-sound holiday...Read more...