All our services are fully-egalitarian, with men and women seated together in the congregation and sharing in service leadership. Thanks to our location in midtown Manhattan, we are honored to welcome visitors from around the world who are looking for a friendly neighborhood congregation. If you're a first-timer with us, please introduce yourself and let us know if you're saying Kaddish or marking another lifecycle event.
Monday through Friday at 8:00 am; 9:00 am on national holidays
If you are looking for a fully-egalitarian minyan in midtown Manhattan, please join us for our weekday morning services. Our Minyan meets in our downstairs worship space and is lay-led, with Rabbi Wernick in the congregation, frequently adding a word or two of Torah to our service.
Services run approximately 30 minutes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 40 minutes on Monday and Thursday when we read Torah, and 50 minutes on Rosh Chodesh and the intermediate days of the Festivals when we say Hallel.
Friday Evening Services: 6:00 pm.
Friday evening services include Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv. Services run approximately an hour and are followed by Kiddush.
Saturday Morning Services: 9:30 am.
Our services are led by Rabbi Wernick and Cantor Shiree Kidron or one of our cantorial soloists. We read the entire Torah portion for the week. We pride ourselves on congregational involvement; we have congregants read Haftarah and lead prayers and songs. Visitors are always welcome, and are offered a role in the services if they wish. Services last until approximately noon and are followed by a Kiddush luncheon.
Saturdays, 10:30 am, once a month. Check calendar.
Or Olam’s Tot Shabbat program allows you to introduce children to the joy of Shabbat. Tot Shabbat is geared specifically for children ages 0-5 and their families, although all ages are welcome! The experience includes lots of singing, dancing, storytelling, marching with the Torah and a special kiddush snack including challah & grape juice. Tot Shabbat participants are invited up on the bimah after snack for the Adon Olam prayer at the end of the service. We encourage you to stay after for kiddush with the rest of the congregation. This is a great way for young families to meet and make new friends. Tot Shabbat takes place once a month from 10:30-11:30.
If you are willing to be called in the event that we need a shiva minyan for someone in mourning, please contact the office and we will let the Hevra Kadisha chair know.