Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday nights are the heart of The New Shul, and every one makes an effort to lift the songs and prayers of our community.  We gather twice a month to welcome Shabbat with inspired music, teachings, and discussion, led by Rabbi Zach and the Epichorus. Casual dinner follows. Jews, Buddhists, atheists, yogis, creatives, epicureans, members and non-members — everyone is welcome to attend. (October 19th, November 2nd, November 16th, December 7th, December 21st, January 4th, January 18th, February 1st, February 15th, March 1st, March 15th, April 12th, May 3rd, May 17th, May 31st, June 14th)

Feast of Mystics

Rabbi Zach and Chef Micah Fredman (Gramercy Tavern, 11 Madison Park) offer teachings paired with gourmet creations, all based on the holidays of the Jewish calendar. We delight in the music, stories and traditions as we celebrate the festivals. Check the calendar for dates.


Keely Angel and Epichorus musicians lead us through a Saturday morning chanting practice in Hebrew and Sanskrit.  All ages are welcome!  (1030am in Prospect Heights on October 13th, January 5th, March 16th and May 18th)



Zivar Amrami leads a contemplative evening for women based in cabalistic sources and customs. (RSVP to: yzamrami@gmail.com — upcoming dates: November 7th and December 11th)

Devotions Collective

Join us as Rabbi Zach welcomes a community of master artisans from diverse fields, united by the spirit of their work, their devotion. In conversation and collaboration, they are generating new modalities for modern spirituality and service. Dates to be announced.

Rabbi in the House

A new model for communal Jewish learning, where you are the host, and you choose what we learn! Invite your friends for an evening of investigation and study of  contemporary issues rooted in ancient sources. Rabbi Zach brings an expertise in the grand Jewish tradition of debate and sacred disagreement, kabbalah and mysticisms, creativity, psychology, music, meditation, service and devotion. Sample topics include: Feminism & Judaism, Kabbalah, Israeli/Palestinian Culture and Conflict, Jewish Wisdom on Current Events, Tarot & Esoterics, etc. We are booking fall salons now, reach out to reserve your evening: rabbizach@newshul.org

(House Rules)

We need a quorum! That’s ten or so participants in order to hold a salon. The suggested cost for non-members of The New Shul is $36 per person, and hosts are welcome to cover the total cost ($360) for their guests. We’ll publicize the salon to our members as well, so they can take part in our communal learning. Salons take place on weekday evenings, from 6:30-8:00 pm or so, and we strongly encourage nosh and schnapps.


We create powerful transformative ceremonies to mark the most significant moments in our lives. Our rituals tap into Judaism’s deep wells of wisdom and tradition, without becoming mired in rules and rigidities that have lost meaning. Each ceremony is hand-crafted to suit the circumstances of those who come to celebrate. Lifecycle ceremonies are included in Core Membership, with additional donations encouraged. Contact: rabbizach@newshul.org








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