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Darkhei Noam


Darkhei Noam is a lay-led community that comes together for Shabbat and holiday services.  We are committed to creating a tefillah atmosphere that is halakhic, spiritual and inclusive -- providing opportunities for women to lead many of its portions and participate fully in the Torah service. Please explore our website to learn more about our minyan, our social and educational programs and to sign up for our weekly newsletter. We invite you to join us!

We meet at the B'nai Jeshurun Community House (formerly the Heschel School) located at 270 West 89th Street between West End Avenue and Broadway.

This Week at Darkhei Noam

Please see davening times on the right side bar.

NOTE: There will NOT be services on Friday night, October 2.

There will be no dvar torah this week.

Darkhei Noam will be meeting for davening on Hoshana Rabba at our usual location at 8:30 a.m on Sunday morning.

If you would like to sponsor kiddush for this week or any upcoming week, please email us.

Childcare: On Shabbat morning, childcare is available starting at 9:30 on the 3rd floor and informal groups for older children begin at approximately 10 am in the chapel. Around 11:15 am, Tot Tefillah (for kids preschool age and younger) will begin in the 1st floor back room while groups for ages 5-8 and older kids will be on the first floor.

Simchat Torah Schedule

Shemini Atzeret, Monday, October 5th 

Shacharit 9 a.m.
Yizkor not before 10:45 a.m.

Erev Simchat Torah, Monday, October 5th

Mincha 6:15 p.m.

Maariv and Hakafot 7:10-9:30 p.m.

Ice cream party sponsored by Hyman Rosen, Iris Engelson, and Martin Rosen in memory of their mother and grandmother, Mena Rosen, z"l.

Simchat Torah, Tuesday, October 6th

Shacharit 8:45 a.m.
Last chance to receive aliyah is 11:45 a.m.
Anticipated conclusion of davening  - 2 p.m.

Volunteers needed for Simchat Torah

On Simchat Torah, we're looking for additional support in the morning.  This is a great way to start getting more involved with the minyan. We'll need break-out room managers, runners, and greeters - never fear, we'll be happy to show you the ropes. If you're interested, please be in touch directly with Roz Singer at  

Simchat Torah Honorees

We are pleased to be honoring Avi Zollman and Wendy Amsellem as our Chatan Torah and Kallat Bereishit this year. We will have a large festive kiddush in their honor on Simchat Torah morning, and invite friends and community members to co-sponsor kiddush in their honor. Please contact Anais or donate online (and specify Simchat Torah kiddush). Given the size and scale of the kiddush, we would be grateful for generous and numerous contributions.

Avi has been a behind-the-scenes volunteer at Darkhei Noam for many years. He is always one of the first people to arrive at shul every week, is part of our kiddush set up team, and along with his wife Sarah frequently hosts those visiting our community at Shabbat meals. Avi steps up for any random job that needs to get done and is known among the gabbai team as “hagbah man extraordinaire!”


Wendy is a regular at Darkhei Noam and has been leading tefillot, leyning, and providing back-up gabbai support for many years. She is a frequent and tireless teacher of the Darkhei Noam community, delivering text studies and organizing tefillah-leading sessions for women and girls. Wendy has coordinated Darkhei Noam programs and special services, and she can always be counted on to have a lollipop and a smile. She has been one of our tefillah coordinators for the past 3 years and is a quiet force in our community.

Sukkah Information

Due to expected rain and high winds over Shabbat, we have decided to take down the Sukkah. We apologize for the inconvenience but safety is our top priority.

Thank you for understanding.

Abby and Eric

5776 Membership

As a growing minyan, we are solely dependent on membership and other contributions from our community to meet our operating expenses. Darkhei Noam invites you to renew your membership or join as a member for the first time. We welcome everyone to join as members irrespective of financial contributions.  We are deeply appreciative of all support from our community. Please keep in mind that membership dues alone only cover 30% of our budget costs. Therefore, we also ask that those members who have the ability to make an additional contribution please consider doing so.

To join or renew as a member, please click here.

Sun, 4 October 2015 21 Tishrei 5776