How will the ongoing COVID-19 situation affect Stephen Wise Free Synagogue?

Broadly speaking, we are canceling public gatherings at the synagogue, including:

  • In the best interests of our congregation and our staff, the synagogue building will be closed for two weeks starting on Friday, March 20.
  • We will continue to stream Friday evening services.
  • We have closed the Early Childhood Center, Religious School and Lomdim Chofshi until April 20.
  • Sunday morning Religious School T'filah will be streaming on Facebook Live.
  • Many of our staff are working remotely and will be able to respond to emails or voicemails left at their phone extensions.

Please check our website and our online calendar for the most up-to-date information, and contact our office at or (212) 877-4050, ext. 228, for any questions.