Jewish Life

Jewish Life at the 14th Street Y aims to provide experiences for our entire community to engage in activities built on Jewish values.

Our events and experiences across Downtown Manhattan offer something for everyone. Whether you’re a shul regular, seeking to reconnect with your heritage, or exploring Jewish culture for the first time—we welcome you.

The 14th Street Y is a beacon for Jewish life and culture for the East Village and the Lower East Side, the longtime center of American Jewish culture. Our innovative cultural programming features culture makers of all kinds — artists, performers, storytellers, writers.  Through our year long Seasoning of Jewish Culture which creates engagement opportunities year round for cultural celebration to our Season of Jewish Culture which specifically honors the holidays and events programmed in the spring, our take on Jewish Culture will always be inspired, artistic and enjoyable.

14Y Partnerships

The New Shul | Kabbalat Shabbat

We’re excited to announce a partnership with The New Shul, who will be hosting their Kabbalat Shabbat gatherings in the 14Y Rooftop or Studio.

Join The New Shul’s musical and contemplative bi-weekly Friday evening gatherings, which lie at the heart of their practice. Bringing together traditional prayers, renegade poetry, meditation, discussion, and high caliber musicians, Kabbalat Shabbat is an experience simultaneously relaxing and energizing. With mystical, philosophical, and political guest speakers, they go in search of that age-old lover, Shabbat.

Upcoming Shabbats, which begin at 6:30 PM

Learn more and register for Kabbalat Shabbat with The New Shul.