Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Purim at Old Broadway!!!

Join us for a freylikhn

   Purim Celebration

at the Old Broadway Synagogue!

The festivities will begin on Wednesday night, 
February 28, 2018  at 6:15pm with Maariv (Minchah at 5:15pm) and a Megillah reading.  

Afterwards,  we will have an awesome breakfast
 and Purim party with pizza,
  hamentashen and the wonderful music of  

Aron Gershman

$10 contribution requested.

On Thursday morning, March 1, at 7:00am,


we will have 

Shacharis and a Megillah reading

with Rabbi Avi Heller.  
Afterward davenning we will have a festive
 breakfast and a shiur by Rabbi Heller on

The Mitzvos of Purim

!משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

In memory of Isaac Meyers, z"l

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To the Old Broadway Synagogue community and beyond:

We are approaching the tenth yahrzeit (10 Adar,  February 25, 2018) of our friend and member of the Old Broadway Synagogue, Isaac Meyers. Isaac was a doctoral student in Classics at Harvard. He was a kind, gentle young man who was beloved by everyone, especially children. He is sorely missed. There is a Facebook page in his memory which can be reached here. In addition, at the initiative of some of Isaac's friends, we are establishing the Isaac J. Meyers Memorial Fund for the benefit of the Old Broadway Synagogue. If you would like to make a donation, please see the letter below. Also, please include a note along with your donation that it is for the Isaac J. Meyers Memorial Fund. May Isaac's memory be a blessing for us.

Paul Radensky
Old Broadway Synagogue

Dear friends,
As Isaac’s 10th yahrzeit (the anniversary of his passing) approaches, some of his friends wanted to honor his memory through a collective donation to a cause close to his heart. Isaac’s family suggested that we contribute to The Old Broadway Synagogue in New York City-- Isaac’s “home” shul (synagogue) when he visited New York. We are excited to announce that Old Broadway will now be establishing a fund in Isaac’s memory.
You can make a donation to the Old Broadway Synagogue’s new Isaac J. Meyers Memorial Fund via PayPal through this link:

Or you can send a check made out to "Old Broadway Synagogue" to:

Old Broadway Synagogue
15 Old Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Whether you donate via PayPal or check, please note that your donation is in memory of Isaac Meyers. Your money will go into the new fund for general synagogue use, and Old Broadway will inform Isaac’s family of your donation.
Please contact Jill Smith at if you have any questions. Thank you very much.
Ahron Herring
Jill M. Smith
Adina Yoffie

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Please Join Us for a Special Shabbaton with Scholar/Activist-in-Residence Jonathan Wolf

Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue.

[Deut 16:20]

Shabbos Parshas Yisro February 2-3, 2018


Kabbalas Shabbos services at 5:00 pm
Dinner, followed by a mini-Tu B’Shvat Seder, blessing & tasting the Seven Species of the Land of Israel [Deut 8:8] following the Seder of the Kabbalists of Tsfat, and also examining the Torah of Environmentalism, and the challenge of distinguishing foreign influences from authentic Jewish values.

Dinner is free, but reservations are requested. Email

SHABBOS MORNING Shacharis services at 9:15 am 
Drasha before Mussaf: FROM EXODUS TO SEDER— why the Israelites are commanded to remember the going-out of Egypt through all generations— even before it happens! [Ex. 12:14, 13:8, 13:14].

SHABBOS AFTERNOON Mincha service at 4:40 pm
Resistance & solidarity in the American Civil Rights Movement and during slavery & liberation in Egypt [Ex. 1:15-20]. The best days of the Black-Jewish Alliance, including in this Old Broadway neighborhood. Recollections of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and of Rabbi A. J. Heschel.

Jonathan Wolf is Director of the Institute for Jewish Activism. He created & directed the Community Action Dept. of Lincoln Square Synagogue, and served as: Jewish community liaison to Cesar Chavez & the United Farmworkers; Founding president of the Jewish Vegetarians of N. America; Executive Director of the Beyond Shelter Coalition of West Side Synagogues for permanent housing for the homeless; Co-chair of L’OLAM, the NY-area Jewish alliance for environmental activism; national Chair of Orthodox Jews for Obama; and as a founder and leader of CAJE, LimmudChicago, JOFA, and One Jewish Evanston. He has widely taught, written, lectured, and published. The Encyclopedia of Religion And Nature identified him as a major figure in the creation of Jewish Environmentalism in America in the 1980s and as a leader in the revival of the Seder Leil Tu B’Shvat beginning in the 1970s.

The Jewish task of Justice: “For I have known (Abraham) in order that he instruct his children and his house after him to keep the way of the Lord: to do Righteousness and Justice...”. [Gen. 18:19]


Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Series with Rabbi Avi Heller!

Time is of the Essence
A three-part series on time and time-keeping in Jewish tradition with
Rabbi Avi Heller at the Old Broadway Synagogue

Is the Future So Bright? A Jewish Approach to Time
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Time Travel and the International Date Line
Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Twilight Zone: Defining Day and Night in Jewish Thought
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Each session will be at 9:00am and will include breakfast. 
The shiur follows 8:00am Shacharis

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

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Exploring the Trump Administration's Statement on Jerusalem

Huffington Post Columnist
Micah Halpern
will be speak on

Political Football or Eternal Capital

at the Old Broadway Synagogue
 on Shabbos Parashas Vayechi 
 (December 30, 2017) at kiddush. 

Please Join Us!

The Old Broadway Synagogue is located at 15 Old Broadway, which is half a block east of Broadway between 125th and 126th streets.

Micah D. Halpern is a columnist and a social and political commentator. He is a dynamic speaker who specializes in analyzing world events and evaluating their relevance for and impact upon Jewish communities at home and in Israel.

Halpern’s most recent book THUGS spent time on Amazon’s list of bestselling books, he is also the author of What You Need to Know About: Terror. He maintains The Micah Report, a daily commentary offering perspective and insight on important national and international issues. His range of subject matter is broad. Micah Halpern is also an expert on kosher wines - he reviews them, speaks about them and enjoys them.

His voice is recognized by listeners to talk radio across America and to his weekly feature, A Safer World, on USA Radio Network and his daily 1 minute feature I’ve Been Thinking on Town Square Radio Network.

His face is familiar to viewers on CBS, FOX, MSNBC and to those who watch documentaries on PBS, The Learning Channel, The History Channel, Discovery the Food Network. Micah is a regular commentator on Shalom TV. Following 9-11 he was the CBS-2 commentator on terror. On 9-11, 2003 he was the guest expert on ABC's The View.

Halpern, a syndicated columnist, is also a well-known social and political commentator, educator, and historian. He lectures frequently, both in the United States and Israel, on issues relating to terror, foreign affairs, Israel and the Middle East, as well as wine history, and popular culture. In 1997, Micah Halpern was appointed Israel columnist for America OnLine and continues, until today, to write a weekly, now syndicated, column on foreign affairs, the Middle East and terror.

Micah taught at Yale University and was a long-standing educator with Young Judaea. He has also taught at Brandeis University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Halpern continues to lecture to student groups in the fields of political terror and world terrorism, Middle East dynamics, Jewish history, Holocaust, Zionism and Israeli society and politics.

For fun, Micah Halpern writes a column on Kosher wines. He is one of the only exclusively kosher wine reviewers in the world.