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Revealing the Enduring Ethics of Aggadah: Levinas’ Talmudic Readings

In these two lectures, we will follow Levinas’ steps through a textual analysis, and assess how well they stand the tests of time, scholarship, and enduring value.

Rabbi Soloveichik's Tu B'Shebat Shiur

Rabbi Soloveichik's Tuesday night shiur will be dedicated to the themes of Tu B'Shebat.

The Most Misunderstood Holiday: A Series on the True Meaning of Hanukkah

Come join us for a special series of three classes by Rabbi Soloveichik on this fascinating topic. 

Jerusalem's Jubilee- A Three Part Lecture Series

Join us for this three-part lecture series marking the calendar year in which we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unification of this holiest city. 


Cardozo's Ancestors: The Supreme Court, the Judiciary, and the Jews

 We will study the early American Jews that were the ancestors of Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, and ponder how their story impacted the life of one of the most prominent and distinguished Jews in the history of the American judiciary.  

Shabuot Public Lecture

Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver another intriguing lecture at what has become a prime Shabuot learning destination on the Upper West Side. After the talk, guests are encouraged to enjoy some cheesecake!

Shabbat Teshubah Derasha


We invite you to attend  our annual Shabbat Teshubah Derashah delivered by Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik, during morning services on the Shabbat before Kippur.

Jew vs. Jew: The Battle Over the Balfour Declaration

Join us for Rabbi Soloveichik's major lecture marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

Pulpit Swap Shabbat

Rabbis Levine and Soloveichik will “swap” synagogues on this shabbat, enjoying the warmth of their peer kehillot and each treating us to a special lecture after morning services. 

Passover and the American Imagination

A major symposium and luncheon - as part of our Year of Years programming and events, leading up to a celebration in 2019, which will mark 365 years of Jewish life in America - and in tribute to Shearith Israel's 5778 Hatanim, Simon Salama-Caro and Robert Kapito.

Second Mill Street Synagogue
Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.