Monday, December 17, 2018

Help Secure the Future! Capital Campaign 2018

Help Secure the Future!
Old Broadway Synagogue
Capital Campaign 2018

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In the fall, our conservator, Ed Kamper and structural engineer, Jay Butler, opened the wall under the stairs and the ceiling above the electrical room and discovered that the beams had slipped significantly. This problem is compounded by the fact that the stairs to the second floor begin on this part of the first floor and could be compromised by the damage. Mr. Kamper and Mr. Butler propose to jack up the floor and to fabricate and install a steel beam on posts across ceiling of the basement and the Ladies Room in order to shore up and stabilize the first floor and staircase. Unfortunately, this will necessitate moving the electrical, gas and water service, and accordingly, the cost for the entire project could be as much as $75,000.

We have already begun our efforts to raise funds for this project. We will be applying for two grants from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. If we are fortunate and we are awarded the grants, they will cover about $25,000 of the expenses. In addition, a generous friend of the shul is offering us a challenge grant of $15,000. If we can raise the matching amount of money (or at least get pledges for that amount) by the end of the calendar year, we should have enough to start the project. I know that with your support we can achieve this goal. As such, we will keep the shul safe and functional for many years to come.

Make Your Donation Go Twice as Far!

Thanks to the generosity of the new donor, you have the opportunity to double your donation with a 100% match (up to $15,000) on behalf of the Old Broadway Synagogue.

The PayPal Giving Fund will match 1% extra for all donations through this link and charge us no processing fees for credit card payments.

We also welcome checks! Please make them out to Old Broadway Synagogue and send them to us at Old Broadway Synagogue, 15 Old Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

We have sponsorship opportunities for this and other projects at the shul. Please inquire if interested at

Thank you for your help!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Please join us to welcome Chanukah with music!

Rocking Chanukah Concert 

with Lazer Lloyd

December 2, 2018, 7:00pm

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Lazer Lloyd will bring his unique blend of roots rock, Americana, folk, blues and country with a psychedelic twist to Harlem for a special Chanukah holiday concert open to the public at the historic Old Broadway Synagogue on Sunday, December 2nd at 7PM.  

This special show comes on the heels of his sold out NYC show in late October and will provide the Harlem audience an opportunity to hear this exciting artist live for the first time in a community that is a pillar in the foundation of the arts and music performance in the United States. Tickets available at or at the Synagogue beginning at 6:00pm the night of the performance.

Lazer's breakout hit "Backstreets" is about to hit 1,000,000 streams. He is now preparing studio material with several important producers: Eric Paul (Townes van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson) and Chris Bell (Don Henley, Eagles, Eric Johnson etc) both for release in 2019.

Lazer's global social media community enjoy sharing clips from his concerts, touring everywhere from New York and Toronto to Winston-Salem and Bulls Gap TN, from Mammoth Lakes CA to Lindale TX, from Nashville to Miami.  A loyal audience tunes in to his weekly personalized live feeds from his back porch overlooking the Jerusalem mountains.

Meet the man in person and you experience his kind aura through the eyes that crinkle with his frequent smiles, the humor in his stories, his concern for others and always in the personal attention he gives when listening to you. Meet him on Facebook or Instagram and even through the lens of social media his positive message shines through, from the lyrics in his music videos to the personal responses he gives to comments, and his hugely popular live Sunday morning Facebook segment, a mix of music, inspiration, and community. See him in concert and you're treated to all of it at once - the stories, the care and the love all delivered with his masterful musicianship and amazing guitar work. Not to mention that deep, warm voice!

Born and raised in the U.S., as a young man Lloyd followed a musical path to Israel where he still makes his home with his wife and children. Lloyd tours the world much of the year, meeting people from all over the country and world, listening to their life stories, absorbing their struggles and victories.  Look for the videos that will tell the whole story of the tour on his Facebook page. Better yet, come experience Lazer Lloyd in person on December 2nd in Harlem!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Shabbos Dinner with Rabbi Avi Heller, October 12, 2018

Please join us this Friday night

for a delicious dinner and Torah with

Rabbi Avi Heller

Former Education Director 

of Manhattan Jewish Experience 

 Seats are $25 per person.

Please reserve by emailing Paul by

11:00pm Wednesday night.

The dinner will follow 6:15pm services.

We hope you will join us!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

High Holidays at the Old Broadway Synagogue, 5779


Cantor Joelson leadng the Kol Nidrei Service in "The Jazz Singer"
(source: Museum of Family History)

We still have a small number of seats available.
Please email Paul Radensky
 if you are interested in attending the dinner 
following services on Sunday night, 
September 9, 2018. Seats are $45 per person.

Rosh Hashanah
September 9-11, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Minchah & Maariv (First night) 6:55pm

Monday, September 10, 2018
Shacharis (First day)  8:30am
Minchah and Tashlikh  5:55pm
Maariv (Second night)  after 7:56pm

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 
Shacharis (Second day)  8:30am
Minchah and Maariv  6:55pm

September 18-19, 2018
Kol Nidrei and Maariv  6:40pm

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Shacharis 8:30am
Yizkor 10:30am
Minchah 4:45pm
Ne’ilah 6:15pm
Fast ends 7:42pm

We are delighted to announce that services
 will be led by the talented baalei tefilah
Rabbi Reuven Hoff and Mr. Yosef Tannenbaum.

Purchase your High Holiday tickets now!
Reservations are $75 per person.

To reserve please send a check for the appropriate 
amount made out to 
“Old Broadway Synagogue”and send it 
to the shul at 15 Old Broadway, 
New York, NY 10027.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Special Shabbaton with Rabbi Avi Heller

Please join us for a special Shabbaton, 

Warming up for Pesach


Rabbi Avi Heller

Friday - Saturday, March 16-17, 2018

On Friday night we will have a delicious dinner together which will be followed by Rabbi Heller's shiur,"Today is Rosh Hashana! The Meaning of Rosh Chodesh Nissan." The cost of the dinner is $20 per person. If you would like to reserve a place, please pay by check or Paypal here and please email Paul Radensky so we can put you on the list.

 On Shabbos day, Rabbi Heller will speak during davening on "What is a "Sacrifice"? Beginning the Book of Vayikra." After davenning, the shul will host of full sit down kiddush-luncheon.

After Minchah, Rabbi Heller will speak at Shalosh Seudos on "Appetizers for Your Seder." 

We are looking forward to an exciting Shabbaton and we hope you will join us!


An acclaimed speaker, Rabbi Avi Heller is an OU Regional Director
and former Director of Education at MJE