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

Click here for information on our Covid protocols (updated May 19, 2022).

                        Tisha B'Av Schedule

Saturday, August 6 - Erev Tisha B'Av
Fast Begins @ 8:05pm
Shabbat Ends @ 8:47pm
Maariv / Eichah / Kinnot at MCS @ 9:15pm
if you are unable to attend, please join us on Zoom:

Sunday, August 7 - Tisha B'Av
Mincha followed by a class taught by Rabba Wendy Amsellem, and Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm
Fast Ends @ 8:37pm
light break-fast will be served

                        JTS Library Exhibit Tour

Please join us for a curated tour of the inaugural exhibition at the new JTS Library: “To Build a New Home: Celebrating the Jewish Wedding" on Tuesday, August 9 at 4:30pm.

“To Build a New Home” will show you the remarkable development of Jewish marriage from Talmudic times to the present—and the rich streams of tradition and innovation in Jewish life throughout history.

Click here for more information and to register.

This Week at Darkhei Noam


Kabbalat Shabbat - Soldiers & Sailors Monument- Riverside Drive at 89th Street (weather permitting)


Candle Lighting: 7:49pm



Shabbat Davening - 150 West 85 Street (MCS)

  • This week's kiddush is sponsored by Michelle Kraus in honor of and in gratitude for her family.
  • This week's kiddush is sponsored by Yuri SImon and Allie Alperovich in honor of Yuri's father’s yahrzeit.

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)
(email for outside location)
There are now both inside and outside options for Tot Tefillah.... [click here for more information]



Tisha B'av Fast Ends: 8:42p

Havdalah: 8:47p



Mishna Shiur  
8 - 9pm   

Join Darkhei Noam community members and Yuri Simon on Tuesday nights from 8 to 9 pm for a Mishna Shiur.

To join:
Meeting ID: 873 5964 7358      Passcode: 545504


Torah for the Plague
8:30 pm

Join Dan Smokler for an interactive study, learning primary Jewish sources on the weekly Torah Portion to glean a unique meaning for this particularly difficult moment. 

To join:



Teachings of Wonder, Wisdom and Values with Joe Septimus
8 pm

We will explore selected teachings from Torah, Talmud, Midrash, and various other sources... [click here more information]. 

To join:
Meeting ID: 886 3453 4435      Passcode: 221543

Community Annoucements

  • We regret to announce the passing of Bernice Schwartz, z"l, mother of DN members Victor and Belinda Schwartz, grandmother of Max and Dani and Jake. Shiva will be observed via Zoom at: Sun-Wed, 11am-12pm and 7-8pm. Minyanim will take place in person (email for address) - masks required: Fri Mincha @3pm; Sat Ma’ariv @9pm; Sun Shacharit @8:30am; Sun-Wed Mincha-Ma’ariv @ 8pm: Mon-Thurs Shacharit @7.30am

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

5782 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.

Mon, August 8 2022 11 Av 5782