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 September Calendar Click Here.


Important Information:

High Holiday Seats:

Rosh Hashana is around the corner!

Make your reservations now using our donation system.

To purchase seats, make a donation and note in the ‘comment’ section that payment is for ‘High Holiday Seating’. Please find prices below.

Rosh Hashana Only Or Yom Kippur Only:

$150 Member

    $200 Non- Member

Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur Together:

$180 Member

$250 Non- Member

Shana Tova U’Metukah!

Rosh Hashana Schedule :

Erev Rosh Hashana: Wed. September 24th

Selichot 6:20 am

Shacharit: 7:20 am

Hataras Nedarim

Candlelighting: (Eruv Tavshilin) : 6:25 pm

Mincha Followed by Maariv : 6:20 pm

Rosh Hashanah: Thursday & Friday, September 25th & 26th

First Day

Shacharit 7:45 am

Kriat Shema (Gra) 9:46am

Drasha – Rabbi Cohen

Shofar 10:30 am (not before)

Mincha 6:40 pm

Shiur with Rabbi Cohen

Maariv 7:30 pm

Candle Lighting (Erev 2nd Day) 7:40 pm (not before)

Second Day:

Shacharit 7:45 am

Kriat Shema (Gra)

Drasha – Rabbi Cohen

Shofar 10:30 am (not before)

Mincha followed by Maariv 6:25 pm

Candle Lighting (Erev Shabbos) before 6:30 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!


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

Parshat Netzavim - Vayelech-
Candleighting: 6:34 pm
Friday Mincha: 6:45 pm
Shacharis: 9:00 am
Shabbos Mincha : 6:35 pm

Class Schedule

If you would like to sponsor one of the classes below, please email office@yiws.org for prices.

Important Information