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About Darkhei Noam

DARKHEI NOAM is a lay-led partnership minyan and halachic Jewish community on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that meets for Shabbat and Holiday services.

We meet at 150 West 85th Street (MCS), between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, for Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning services.

Yom Kippur at DN

Click here for a Yamim Noraim message from DN Co-Chairs Michelle Kraus and Paul Wachtel.

We are at capacity for the Chagim. Please click here for more information on the Yamim Noraim at DN, including the complete schedule.

Sunday, September 24
Kol Nidre - 6:20pm**
(note change in time)
Candle Lighting - 6:32pm

Monday, September 25
Shacharit - 8:30am
Yizkor  -  not before 11am
Mincha  -  4:40pm
Neilah  -  est start 5:50pm
Fast Ends  -  7:30pm

A light break-fast has been sponsored by Gail Gordon in commemoration of the 5th yahrzeit of Gail's father, Melvin Gordon,
מנדל בר ישראל יעקב והאדל - Mendl bar Yisrael Yaakov.

This Shabbat at Darkhei Noam


Candle Lighting: 6:36pm

Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:45pm



Shacharit: 9:15am 

  • Kiddush this week is sponsored by Yelli Lobel and Ari Allen in honor of Sarah Zollman, Eric Hecht, our Yamim Noraim daveners, and everyone else who makes Yamim Noraim davening happen.
  • The Shabbat Shuva drasha will be given by R Ysoscher Katz immediately following davening. Childcare will be available.

We have a misheberach list for those who cannot be in shul during Shacharit on Shabbat. If you would like your name or the name of a loved one to be given to the gabbais at Shacharit on Shabbat, please contact Jordana.

Tot Tefillah: 10:45am

Kids' Tefillah Group: 11am

Teen Parsha Club: 11am

Candle Lighting: 7:34pm


Weekly Classes

Mishna with Yuri Simon - Wednesdays at 8pm
To join:

Teachings of Wonder, Wisdom, and Values with Joe Septimus - Thursdays at 8pm
We will explore selected teachings from Torah, Talmud, Midrash, and various other sources. The texts are rich in literary style, their willingness to confront the strengths and weaknesses of human nature, and their exploration of godliness and universal realities. Our texts and discussion will enhance and deepen our appreciation of life’s wisdom and Jewish values. To join:

Community Annoucements

  • Mazal tov to Jon Wingens on his engagement to Shiva Levie.

  • Mazal tov to Aviva and Noam Lockshin and big sisters Abigail, Ellie, and Hannah on the birth of a baby boy! If you would like to provide a meal for the growing family, please click here.

  • Mazal tov to Yelli Lobel and Ari Allen on the birth of a baby girl, Nediva Bina. If you want to participate in their meal train, arranged by their friends, please use this link to sign up:

We invite you to send us your community announcements to share with the community.

5784 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 25% 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.

Sat, September 23 2023 8 Tishrei 5784