308 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

Weekday and Shabbat Services


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.

Weekday Morning Services (Morning Minyan)

Monday through Friday at 8:00 am; 9:00 am on national holidays (No services on Sunday)

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.

Shabbat Services

Friday Evening Services: 6:30 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.

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Every third Friday of the month at 6:30PM.  

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat is led by our Cantor, Shiree Kidron.  It is a joyful service in song with instrumental accompaniment.  Musical Kabbalat Shabbat will not take place in the months of August and September but will resume after the High Holy Days. 

Shiva Minyan

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.

Or Olam | 308 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022 | 212-752-1200

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