We're are a Synagogue with a rich past and a bold mission for the future. Congregation Ohav Sholom was founded in 1940 by a group of German Jews fleeing the horrors of Nazi Germany. Establishing a shul was a priority to these heroic Jews, and their legacy of Jewish identity and pride is alive and well today. In the last 6o years Ohav Sholom has grown into a beloved staple of the Upper West Side, having welcomed thousands of Jews from across the globe to participate in our warm services and study Torah in our beautiful Bais Medrash.
Our quaint, understated building provides a spiritual retreat from the noise and chaos of the big city. At Ohav Sholom, we strive to make everyone feel like one of the family while offering easy-to-follow prayer services. Our Shul is lead by self-motivated men and women who wish to spread the wonder of Torah and raise Jewish awareness among the Upper West Side community.
In addition to our regular prayer services, Daf Hayomi and Torah shiurim, we also offer a delicious weekly Kiddush, Shabbos morning children's programs, regular singles events, Friday night dinners featuring engaging guest speakers, ongoing outreach programs, Yom Tov celebrations and much more.
We're a growing shul with a dynamic member base and we'd love to welcome you to our special community.