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Public Tour of the Synagogue

Attend a free, guided tour on the second Wednesday of every month at 11 am led by a member of our clergy or a trained docent. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person although any amount is appreciated. Tours generally last 45 minutes.  




We have wheelchair stair climber to enable those in wheelchairs to fully enjoy the tour. To take advantage of this service, please contact our office manager prior to your tour at 212-873-0300 x230 or to arrange assistance.


Public Transit

The synagogue is located on the corner of 70th Street and Central Park West. You can enter at 8 West 70th Street. We are accessible by the B, C trains at the 72nd Street stop as well as the 1, 2, 3 trains at the 72nd Street stop.



Visitors should avoid bringing large bags or packages into the building and be prepared for a security check upon arrival.


*When entering the Sanctuary, it is customary for men to wear kippot (head covering). Kippot are available upon arrival.


For questions or more information, email



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