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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.

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Adam Ferziger - Dec 16-17

Dr. Adam Ferziger will address the community three times - at Kabbalat Shabbat, at a community dinner following davenning, and before musaf on Shabbat morning. Click here for more information and to register for dinner. Deadline to register: Wed, Dec 14 @ noon.
Last day to receive early bird discount: Wed, Dec 7.

Climate Action Committee Tip of the Month

The CAC publishes a climate action tip of the month that coincides with the Jewish calendar. Click here for the tip of the month for Kislev or here for the Climate Action Committee main page.

This Week at Darkhei Noam


Candle Lighting: 4:10pm

Kabbalat Shabbat - 150 West 85 Street (MCS): 4:35pm



Shabbat Davening - 150 West 85 Street (MCS): 9:15am 

  • Kiddush this week is sponsored by Aaron Mendelsohn and Aviva Tropp in honor of the birth of a baby boy and the anniversary of Aaron's bar mitzvah.
  • Kiddush this week is sponsored by Liat Rabinowitz in honor of Elijah's 5th birthday.
  • Kiddush this week is sponsored by Deena Nerwen and Aaron Wildavsky in honor of their upcoming wedding.
  • Kiddush this week is sponsored by Vijay Kumar and George Saiger to commemorate the 55th yahrtzeit of George's  grandmother, Chaya Tsippah bat Avarham haCohen v'Rivkah  (Ida Cohen Samuelson).
  • This week's dvar Torah will be given by Naomi Beinart.

We have a misheberach list for those who cannot be in shul on 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 in the Park & at MCS (weather permitting): 10:30am 
(email for outside location)

Teen Parsha Club (MCS library): 11am


Kids' Tefillah Group (MCS): 11am
Kids 7 and up are invited to join DN member Deena Nerwen on the third floor of MCS for spirited tefillah.


Havdalah: 5:10p



Mishna Shiur with Yuri Simon: 8 - 9pm   
To join:
Meeting ID: 873 5964 7358      Passcode: 545504



Teachings of Wonder, Wisdom and Values with Joe Septimus: 8 pm
To join:
Meeting ID: 886 3453 4435      Passcode: 221543

Community Annoucements

  • Mazal Tov to Aviva Tropp and Aaron Mendelsohn and big sisters Claire and Rosie on the birth of a baby boy! Click here if you would like to provide a meal for them.
  • DN regrets to announce the passing of Arnold Gassel, father of DN member Phil Gassel (and Molly Pollak). The burial will take place in Israel on Mon, Dec 5. Shiva will be observed in Israel on Tues, Dec 6 & Wed, Dec 7 and in NY from Thurs, Dec 8 to Mon, Dec 12. No visitors please 1-2pm & 5:30-6:30pm
    Shacharit: Thurs, Fri, Mon @7:30am; Sun @8:30am
    Mincha: Thurs, Sun @4:10pm
    Can you help make a minyan? Please sign up here.

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

5783 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 (at the 2022-23 rate). 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.

Tue, December 6 2022 12 Kislev 5783