Celebrate and Support Stephen Wise Free Synagogue at Our Spring Benefit
Join us on Sunday, May 15, as we celebrate Lori and Zach Schreiber in a joyful evening of support for Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. A remarkable couple, Lori and Zach are deeply involved in the life of the synagogue and the greater Jewish community. Membership dues cover less than 70 percent of the synagogue's operating costs. We rely on your support to expand and grow our programs, and to welcome every family as members, regardless of means.
Take Part in Yom Hashoah at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Join us for two special events honoring Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Wednesday, May 4, our Israel outreach initiative, Chofshi B’Manhattan, presents a film about and talk with noted author and Holocaust survivor Fanya Heller, with opening remarks by Ido Aharoni, consul general of Israel. The following evening, take part in the Upper West Side’s annual reading of the names to honor the memory of those murdered in the Holocaust.LEARN MORE
Volunteers Needed in May and June
For more than 30 years, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue congregants have helped run the homeless shelter in the basement of our building, the Next Step Men’s Shelter. The shelter provides a warm and safe environment for 10 men, five nights a week, nine months of the year. Volunteers are needed this May and June to sleep over at the shelter. Take part in this legacy of tikkun olam - learn more and sign up today!
Chofshi B’Manhattan Celebrates Israel Independence Day
On Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., join Chofshi B’Manhattan, our Israel outreach initiative, for Mizikaron Le’atzmaut: From Remembrance to Independence, a bilingual ceremony commemorating the memory of Israeli soldiers and featuring teens and adults from our Religious School and the Hashomer Hatzair Youth Group. After the ceremony, enjoy a concert of Israeli songs by the Afro-Hebrew band Milk and Honeys and a l’chayim with bubbly and light refreshments. This event is part of a several Israel-themed activities on the Upper West Side May 10-15 sponsored by Chofshi B’Manhattan, Israeli House, Hashomer Hatzair, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and the Manhattan JCC.