Welcome to Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun

KJ is a home for the Jewish Community of the Upper East Side: a home where parents, children, newcomers, singles, young and old find opportunities for social connection, spriritual and intellectual growth, chesed opportunities, and recreational activities.  KJ welcomes people from all walks of Jewish life. 


  • PARSHA TZAV ANNOUNCEMENTS

    View our Parsha Tzav Shabbat Hagadol Announcements for service times and locations, youth department rooms, and upcoming programming.  Shabbat Shalom!

  • Model Seder with Rabbi Daniel Kraus and Rachel Kraus

    THIS Tuesday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gottesman Center at 114 East 85 Street.  Make your Passover preparations more meaningful by joining us for a practice Seder. Please RSVP to beginners@ckj.org

  • KJ's Community Seder NEXT Friday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. at 125 East 85 Street

    Sing, learn, drink four cups of wine, eat lots of Matzah and a delicious meal, and follow the seder with your friends. Lots of questions; plenty of insights! Led by Rabbi Elie Weinstock, Chazan Shilo Kramer, and Rabbi Daniel & Rachel Kraus. $90 per adult; $60 per child age 3-11 RSVP to beginners@ckj.org

  • PASSOVER CHECKLIST

    Community Kasher-in:  Sunday, March 29, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., AND Monday, March 30, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., in the second floor KJ kitchen at 125 East 85 Street.  Bring your pots, silverware and other cooking/serving/eating accouterments to render them fit for Passover use.  Send in your completed Sale Of Chametz form.

    Purchase hand-made Shmurah Matzah at only $22/lb. Pickup is in the Ramaz Lower School lobby on Sunday, March 29, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 125 East 85 Street. You can pay online here

    Email RavElie@ckj.org if you can host seder guests, or if you need hosting.

    Consult the 2015 Orthodox Union ("OU") Guide to Kosher for Passover  which is available for pickup in the synagogue office.  

    Call JBI at 800-999-6476 before March 27 if you, or someone you know, would benefit from a free, large-type Haggadah.

    Bring your synagogue account current.  Please contact Executive Director Leonard Silverman at LSS@CKJ.org if you have a question about your Account Statement.

    Men are reminded to remove chametz from tallit bags.