Welcome to the Young Israel of the West Side

As you peruse our pages, you will discover a unique community on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Our mantra is “Building a Sense of Community in Manhattan.” In our shul, you will feel welcome, wanted and at-home. Our gorgeous old-European style main sanctuary seats 1200 (800 men & 400 women) and certainly contributes to awe-inspiring and uplifting traditional services. Our community is diverse, comprised of singles, young married couples, young married families, established families as well as a few “older-statesman” that have been with us for many years. Our mission is the study of Torah on the highest levels, engaging our many children of all ages in the beauty of our heritage and enhancing and facilitating social interactions of congregants through our various clubs and innovative programming. Let the Young Israel community embrace you by making our home your home today. We look forward to seeing you in shul.

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Shavuot Schedule


Shavuot Night

12:00 am -1:15 am

 Panel Discussion: “Modern Day Antisemitism: Will Eisav Always Hate Yaakov?”

with Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Rabbi Moshe Grussgott, and Annika Hernroth-Rothstein

1:30 am – 2:30 am

Rabbi Dovid Cohen: “The Union of David Goldberg z’l & Sheryl Sandberg
Marital & Other Communication Re-Visited”

Hot Kiddush Food Break Sponsored in memory of Vivian Fine z’l

3:00 am-4:00 am

Dr. Ricky Goldfarb (YIWS): “Shavuot YQ (Yediot Quotient) Test” 

4:00 am-5:00 am

Hayyim Obadyah (CRO): “God’s Revelation and Israel’s Four Acceptances” 

             5:00 am – Vasikin Shacharis

5:32 am – Sunrise

Sunday 5/24

                                                                                     Regular Minyan                                     9:15 am
                                                                                     Akdamos & Aseres Hadibros
                                                                                     Drasha-Rabbi Cohen
                                                                                     Mincha                                                      8:00 pm
                                                                                     Shuir by Rabbi Cohen
                                                                                     Maariv                                                        8:45 pm
                                                                                     Candle Lighting                                      9:04 pm

Monday 5/25

                                                                                   Minyan                                                          9:15 am
                                                                                    Rus & Yizkor (not before 10:45 am)
                                                                                   Drasha- Rabbi Josh Strulowitz
                                                                                    Panel Discussion at OZ                          7:00 pm
                                             with Rabbis Cohen, Schwartz & Fried (Chabad) on the Halachkic Process & Psak
                                                                                   Mincha at YIWS                                        8:00 pm
                                                                                   Shiur with Dr. Ricky Goldfarb
                                                                                   Maariv                                                            8:55 pm



Are you looking for a way to get involved in our community? Do you have ideas for great events or want to organize some with the help of new friends? Now is a perfect time to join the Young Israel Young Leadership Committee. With a new year upon us, we are looking for new voices and new ideas! Our committee meets once a month and we plan a variety of social, chessed, and community events throughout the year. Email Shosh Bar-David at shoshana.bardavid@gmail.com if you are interested!

 executive board

 Class Schedule

Rabbis Classes


* Rosh Chodesh Minyan always 7:00 AM *

Daily Shacharit Minyan -
Sunday: 8:30am
Monday & Thursday: 7:10 am
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 7:20 am

Parshat Bamidbar-
Candleighting: 7:48 pm
Friday Mincha: 7:00 pm
Shacharis: 9:15 am
Shabbos Mincha : 7:55 pm