Synagogues on campus
Reform Service. Reform services are held on campus over Jewish holidays. The cost for services for students is $10.
Hillel receives tickets from a number of synagogues during the weeks leading up to Jewish holidays on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are provided free of charge for students.
Synagogues near Columbia
JTS, The Jewish Theological Seminary (Conservative), offers services that are open to the public.
Location: 122nd St. & Broadway Ave., Tel.: (212) 678-8000 .
Old Broadway Synagogue. The Old Broadway Synagogue is an opportunity for students to experience services in a small community setting near Columbia. Separate seating for women (one floor up).
Location: 15 Old Broadway (near 125th and Broadway). Tel.: (212) 662-9767 .
Synagogues on the Upper West Side
Kehelat Orach Eliazer (KOE). Services at KOE are free for all, but donations are suggested (inquire about minimums).
Note: The services tend to attract large numbers of people and become very crowded, and there are not enough Machzorim (prayer books) for everyone, so bring your own if you have.
Location: 103rd St. & Amsterdam Ave. (in the youth hostel)
Aish HaTorah. Inquire about cost of services.
Location: 83rd St. & West End Ave. Tel.: (212) 579-1388, extension 16.
Chabbad. Rabbi Kugel warmly welcomes students. Tickets are inexpensive, and donations are accepted.
Location: 101 West 92nd St. Tel.: (212) 864-5010
A few very large all-Orthodox congregations include:
Congregation Ohev Zedek
Location: West 95th St. between Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.
The Jewish Center
Location: West 86th St. between Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.
Lincoln Square Synagogue
Location: Amsterdam Ave. & West 69th St.
Bnei Jeshurun, a large conservative temple.
Location: 257 West 88th St. between Broadway & West End Aves.
For local listings of additional synagogues in the Manhattan area via Google, please click here.