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West Side Sephardic Minyan

Shabbath Schedule

Schedule of Services: Shabbath, August 27th - 28th

Friday Night
Rooftop Tefilah!

Please join Westside Sephardic Synagogue this Friday night, August 
28th, for tefilla on a rooftop on the UWS at sunset!
Address: 750 Columbus Ave, HC (between 96th and 97th st)
Shabbath Candlelighting; 7:17 pm
Time: 7:15 
Shir Hashirim; 7:25pm Minha followed by Qabbalat Shabbath/ `Arvit
D'var Torah for Qabbalat Shabbath: The Real Party on the Upper West Side

We hope you can make it for this great opportunity to have a truly inspiring tefilla!
Bring your friends as this will be an experience you won't want to miss.

Sunset: 7:36 pm


Shabbat Day

Shaharit: 9:00 am
Sof Zeman Qeri'at Shema: 9:38 am

Derasha: It's Time for War
Children's groups are meeting this week from 9:45-11:45am in the basement of Ohav Sholom. If you'd like to help out with the children's groups, please contact Meryl Degen at
Sponsorship of this Shabbath's Qiddush is still available

Join us this Shabbat afternoon, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, for a special Ice Cream Party.
We will be meeting at the "Hippo Park," located on 91st Street and riverside.
Sponsorship is still available for this event. If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact us at

Pirqe Aboth - 6:35 pm
Minha – 7:05 pm
followed by Se’udah Shelishit
Se’udah Shelishit Shiur: East Meets West: The Relationship between Ribbi Yosef Messas and Rav Kook
Shabbat Ends (following H. Chalom Messas + 5 minutes)/ 'Arvit: 8:23 pm


Welcome to the West Side Sephardic Synagogue website. Our community is a vibrant, diverse, and energetic mix of Jews from all over the world, representing no fewer than 7 languages (Hebrew, English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, & German) and no less than 13 countries of origin (Israel, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, France, Spain, Italy, America, Syria, Libya, Canada, Russia, Argentina). All of our services are Orthodox and in the Sepharadic tradition, and our Synagogue is open to Jews of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. All official speeches, sermons, and announcements are made in English, and whatever your own native language, chances are we can find you a translator among our ranks.

Our Synagogue is located on 270 West 84th Street, between Broadway & West End Avenue. Prayers and classes take place on the 3rd floor (Beit Midrash) of Congregation Ohav Shalom.

Please browse the site, leave us your feedback, and feel free to ask our Rabbi any questions that you may have about Sepharadic traditions in particular or Jewish Law in general. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Membership Drive - Join the WSSS Family!


Dear Friends
Our goal of being a home to all Sephardic Jews on the Upper West Side can only be realized with your help. 

If you have received, then it is time to give back. 

We are rolling out our yearly membership drive right now with a special perk. The first 50 people to sign up as members will enter a raffle to win three prizes.

Prize #1 - A new iPad Air 2
Prize #2 - $150 Gift Card to Le Marais
Prize #3 - $100 Gift Card to Amazon
[Please note, the raffle will only take place once 50 individual people or family units sign up to renew their membership. The closing date of the membership drive is August 31st. Encourage your friends to sign up!]

Click here to join or renew!

I look forward to welcoming you as members at West Side Sephardic Synagogue!

Rav Eitan Bendavid

Events at WSSS

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