Central Synagogue
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Henry Fernbach, 1872

Central Synagogue was dedicated in 1872 and designed by Henry Fernbach, often cited as the first Jewish architect in America. Today, Central Synagogue is a thriving Reform congregation in Midtown Manhattan, serving 2,300 families and the larger community. Dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as New York's first "mega-shul," Central Synagogue is one of the largest Jewish congregations in North America and the oldest synagogue in New York City in continuous use. Central Synagogue is an inclusive and welcoming community, encouraging participation from all who seek a connection to Jewish life and want to be part of our sacred community regardless of religious background, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, ability, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


Access Notes: There is a ramp entrance available around the corner of the Synagogue on 55th St.


Image credit: Billy Carpio