Special Shabbat Speaker – Donna Dunn

Published on Oct 11, 2019

Saturday, October 12, services begin at 9:15 amDONNA DUNN, a national advocate for organ donation, will share her personal story about how this issue impacted her family and the role communities can play moving forward. Rabbi Ain will follow the presentation with a conversation about why this is a Jewish value, especially in the midst of Read More


Sukkot at SPS

Published on Oct 4, 2019

DINE IN OUR BEAUTIFUL ROOFTOP SUKKAH (rain or shine) Sunday, October 13 following 6:15 pm services Enjoy the company of old friends and make new ones Members & their guests: $50 Child(ren) under 10: $18 Advance reservations required 212-593-3300 or Monday, October 14: Services 9:15 am & 5:45 pmTuesday, October 15: Services 9:15 am Read More


2019 Program Guide

Published on Sep 25, 2019

Check out our program line-up for the 2019 – 2020 (5780) year!


Live Stream

Published on Sep 20, 2019

SPS is now streaming online.Now if you are unable to attend services or minyan, you can watch along online with the new live stream from SPS. Clck the link below to watch along live from the Synagogue.


A Note about the New Mahzor

Published on Sep 11, 2019

Book of Remembrance

Published on Aug 13, 2019

The High Holidays will soon be here. As much as we look to the future, we also turn our thoughts to loved ones no longer here. We are gathering information for the 2019-2020 Book of Remembrance. This new edition will be used during the Yizkor Memorial Service on Yom Kippur, October 9, 2019 and at all Read More



Published on Jul 29, 2019

Daily and Weekly ServicesWe can always use help making a minyan. Services are at 8 am Monday through Friday and 5:45 pm on Monday-Thursday. We hope to see you there!


Tisha B’av

Published on Jun 4, 2019

Saturday night August 10th @ 8:00 pm at SPSSunday morning August 11th @ 9:15 am at Or Olam – The East Fifty-Fifth Street Synagogue (308 E 55th St) Our community will mark Tisha B’av and we will discuss the power of sacred spaces for sacred worship. We will read the Book of Lamentations in a muted Read More



Published on Jun 4, 2019

Making his annual appearance at SPS, theater historian and former producer’s assistant John Kenrick enthralls his audience with his extraordinary talent that not only educates but entertains.  Tuesday, July 23The Sound of Music: The Truth Behind the Musical  It’s been 60 years since Rodgers and Hammerstein turned the story of the Von Trapp Family in Read More


Shavuot at SPS

Published on May 24, 2019

Shavuot: June 8-10 Beginning Saturday night and continuing through Monday there will be various opportunities to observe the holiday of ShavuotSaturday night evening service: 8:45 pmSunday morning service 9:15 amSunday afternoon/evening programming including4 pm:  “Fruit on the Roof: A Shavuot experience for kids ages 2-7” Please rsvp to Alyssa if you plan on attending5:45 pm: Evening Services6 Read More