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Jewish on the UES

Yoetzet Halakhah

Ellin Cooper serves as the KJ Yoetzet Halakhah. This position of great responsibility falls to a woman with recognized expertise in the field of Taharat Hamishpacha and women's health issues who can advise women on topics such as niddah, fertility problems, and sex education for teens. Ellin is reachable by phone at (646) 598-1080 or e-mail at

Community Mikvahs

The Jacques and Hanna Schwalbe Mikvah
419 East 77th Street
(1st and York Avenues)

The Rennert Mikvah at 5th Ave Synagogue
5 East 62nd Street (Fifth Avenue)

The West Side Mikvah
234 West 74th Street
(Broadway and West End Avenue)

Judaica Shop

Judaica Classics by Doina is at 1248 Lexington Avenue, between 84th and 85th Streets.  The store has a great selection of Judaica for all gift and holiday needs, including exquisite silver, embroidery, ceramics and all manner of artistic expression. 

Business hours are:  Sunday 10 am–5 pm, Monday-Thursday 10 am–6 pm, Friday 10 am–2 pm, and by appointment.  Call Doina Bryskin at 212-722-4271 or email

Manhattan Eruv

The Manhattan Eruv includes an expanding number of neighborhoods in the city.  Please call the hotline to check on the weekly status of the Eruv at 212-874-6100 x 452. View the Manhattan Eruv Map. 


The Upper East Side Division volunteers volunteer EMTs and provides immediate response and the highest quality emergency medical and life-saving services to our community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (212) 410-9796 for information. For emergencies, dial 212-230-1000.

Wed, July 24 2024 18 Tammuz 5784