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.

To download the January Calendar Click Here.



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!

YIYL Presents: Super Bowl XLIX

Pre Kick-Off:

Shabbat Dinner,

Speaker Greg Zuckerman, and Oneg



Friday night, January 30th
Come enjoy some classic Superbowl food and good drinks at our dinner organized by Young Leadership followed by the opportunity to hear from Wall Street Journal Special Writer Greg Zuckerman and an oneg for the whole community!


Dinner: 6:30 pm
Speaker – Greg Zuckerman : 8:30 pm
Oneg: 9:15 pm

Dinner Registration: (registration not necessary for speaker/oneg)
EARLY BIRD – sign up by Sunday January 18th: $20 member / $30 non-member
LATE BIRD – after Sunday January 18th:
$25 member / $36 non-member
***Become a new Young Israel member between now and the event and THE DINNER IS FREE!**

Event Hosts: Avri Szafranski * Bryan Sterba * Dena Cohen * Eric Moerdler * Jordan Savitsky * Shosh Bar-David * Tori Ratzker * Zev Bachrach
For more info please email Tori Ratzker at Tori.Ratzker@gmail.com.


* 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 Bo-
Candleighting: 4:38 pm
Friday Mincha: 4:50 pm
Shacharis: 9:15 am
Shabbos Mincha : 4:40 pm

Class Schedule