A vibrant Reform congregation on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue has served as a catalyst for progressive Jewish thought, committed social action in the local community and beyond, and support for Israel for more than 100 years.

Every day, we strive to realize the Jewish ideals of Torah (Jewish learning), avodah (worship), and g’milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness). True to our founder, Rabbi Stephen Wise, we sustain and deepen our ties to the Jewish homeland. We manifest the central Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world) through such programs as our onsite Next Step Men’s Shelter and Emergency Food Program. Our Early Childhood Center and Religious School foster the Jewish identities of more than 400 children. 

We invite you to join us and take part in our warm and inclusive community.