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Special Occasions and Private Events


Many congregants sanctify the special occasions of life in the synagogue.  Whether you are celebrating a birthday, honoring a beloved family member who has passed away, or hosting a private event of any kind, we hope you will consider hosting your event with us.  Men may wish to receive an Aliyah to the Torah to commemorate a birthday or anniversary, or to recite the HaGomel prayer of thanksgiving for recovery from illness or safe return from a long journey. Women may wish to participate in a women’s service and/or to recite the HaGomel blessing of Thanksgiving following services on a weekday or on Shabbat. Special times of life are frequently celebrated by sponsoring the Kiddush following Shabbat morning services.


To sponsor a congregational kiddush, click here.

To sponsor a class, click here.


For a private celebration or commemorative event:

Ask questions and check preferred dates online using our Room Rental Inquiry Form;

Consult our Event Planning Guide for event options, policies, and pricing;

Contact our Event Manager directly at 212-873-0300 or 

Hebrew School History

In 1802, Meir Polonies donated $900 to fund our Hebrew School

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.