Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Passover Seder (First Night Only) April 14, 2014

Please Join Us for a Delicious 
 Traditional Passover Seder

The First Night of Passover, Monday, April 14, 2014

Following 7:15 pm Services

$70 per person

Free and low cost seats are available


To reserve a seat, or for more information 
please email Paul Radensky or leave a message at 212 662-9767. 
To complete your reservation, please  
also send a check for the appropriate amount
 made out to “Old Broadway Synagogue” 
and send to Old Broadway Synagogue, 
15 Old Broadway, New York, NY 10027

!מיר וואונטשן אייך א זיסן כשרן פסח
!חג כשר ושמח

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Purim at the Old Broadway Synagogue, 5774

Please join us for a freylikhn

***  P  U  R  I  M  ***

at the Old Broadway Synagogue

Mausoleum of Esther and Mordecai, Hamedan, Iran
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Motzoei Shabbos

Megillah Reading and Simchas Purim

at 8:30pm

On Sunday, March 16, 2014 the fun continues with

Shacharis, Megilah Reading, Breakfast and Shiur with 
Rabbi Daniel Fridman

at 8:00am

!משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה

Sunday, December 22, 2013


The Old Broadway Synagogue has been awarded a $25,000 Jewish Heritage Fund matching grant from the  New York Landmarks Conservancy. The grant is conditional on our raising matching funds, which I am pleased to announce that we have done. The grant and the matching funds add up to $50,000, but the entire project will cost $67,000. Now we are trying to raise the additional $17,000.  This project will repoint the exterior of the building, replace the rear exit doors with new doors with emergency hardware, repaint the fire escape and restore the large window in the rear facade. We hope to carry out the project this summer (2014).

The facade of the Old Broadway Synagogue after the restoration of the stained glass windows and the facade that was done in 2003 with a grant from the Upper Manhattan Historic Preservation Fund (and administered by the New York Landmarks Conservancy). The proposed work will focus on the side and rear elevations of the building.
 Your help will be deeply appreciated. If you would like to contribute, please send a check made out to the "Old Broadway Synagogue" to Old Broadway Synagogue, 15 Old Broadway, New York, NY 10027.  In the memo section, please  write "Exterior Restoration." You can also contribute online through Paypal by clicking here. Thank you in advance for your help!


Now we need to raise the rest of the money -
 $17,000 - to complete the project

We thank the following for their support:

Sam Alperin
Shirley Bennett
Donald and Helen Brown
Ruth Brown
Barbara and Mark Cane
Seth and Rachel Chalmer
Daniel and Jennifer Cohen
Daniel Davidow
Allan Dolgow
Samson Frankel
Avi and Jodi Friedman
Edward Kahn
Professor Eli Katz
Stephen Katzman
Chanan and Eve Kessler
Cameron LaFollette
Jose Melendrez and Rebecca Dreisinger
Eric and Gloria Plaks
Asher Radensky
Paul Radensky
Sheila Rubin
Irving Ruderman
Leon Sadoff
Harry and Courtney Schley
Jerome Schuster
Scott Schuster
Daniel and Esther Steinhauer
Martin and Sara Suman
Dr. Robert and Professor Lottie Tartell

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Eureka!!! The Best Vegetarian Cholent Ever!!!

Well, that's probably an exaggeration, I did, however, make a very good vegetarian this Shabbos. It had great consistency, and for vegetarian, a very good taste. Friday afternoon before Shabbos, I put six large chopped carrots in olive oil on the bottom of the five quart crock pot. To that I added three cups of dried beans - black, red and white. I also added a cup of wheat berries, a cup of barley, three heaping teaspoons of salt, a spoon and a half of pepper, and also a half a spoon of peppercorns. I also placed six whole eggs in the pot and more olive oil. I would have added paprika, but we were out. I filled the pot with water and let it cook until just after davenning early Shabbos afternoon. The ingredients blended very nicely and yielded a thick, filling consistency. The pepper gave the cholent some kick, but not so much that our pepper-averse congregants could not eat it. I augmented my own bowl with some cayenne so that it was sufficiently spicy for my taste. I had been adding mushrooms to the cholent but some people don't like them, and I feel that mushrooms don't hold up that well in leftovers. So I made this one without mushrooms. Reviews from the other congregants were uniformly positive although they would have been much happier if they could have had meat cholent.