Upper West Side Synagogues

Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, and Family Celebrations in NYC

The Upper West Side, with its tree-lined avenues and ornate architecture, is also home to a number of historic synagogues. With the large population of Jews of all congregations who call New York home, there is a synagogue for everyone. Below are some of the most noteworthy Upper West Side synagogues close to our boutique hotel.

Congregation Ramath Orah

550 W 110th Street

ramathorah.org

Located near Columbia University, Ramath Orah is  a traditional, inclusive Orthodox synagogue in Manhattan's Upper West Side.

West Side Sephardic Synagogue

270 West 84th Street, 3rd Floor

wsssynagogue.org

Since 1990, the West Side Sephardic Synagogue (WSSS) has existed as a community for Sephardic Jews, giving special respect to Maghrebi traditions and prayers.

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

257 W 88th Street

bj.org

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun is the second synagogue founded in New York and the third-oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the United States. The present building, dedicated in 1917, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ansche Chesed

251 W 100th Street

anschechesed.org

The Gothic Revival Ansche Chesed, built in 1849, is the oldest surviving synagogue building in New York City. Spanish sculptor and painter Angel Orensanz purchased the property in 1986, transforming it into an art gallery and performance space.