Mount Sinai Jewish Center

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Mount Sinai Jewish Center
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Basic information
Location 135 Bennett Ave
Manhattan, New York
United States
Geographic coordinates 40°51′16.15″N 73°56′2.76″W / 40.8544861°N 73.9341000°W / 40.8544861; -73.9341000Coordinates: 40°51′16.15″N 73°56′2.76″W / 40.8544861°N 73.9341000°W / 40.8544861; -73.9341000
Affiliation Modern Orthodox Judaism
Rite Ashkenazi
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Synagogue
Status Active
Leadership Rabbi Ezra Schwartz

The Mount Sinai Jewish Center (MSJC) is an Orthodox Jewish Ashkenazi congregation in the Washington Heights / Hudson Heights neighborhood, in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

The building's main entrance is at 135 Bennett Avenue at the corner of W. 187th Street, and it spans the entire block to Broadway.


The congregation is the successor to many shuls that have merged over the past 102 years. Its official title is Mount Sinai Anshe Emeth, Emez Wozedek Jewish Center of Washington Heights & Beth Hillel & Beth Israel.[1]

Since 2002, Mount Sinai has seen a massive resurgence due to the influx of many young, religious Jews moving to the neighborhood.[2]


The current rabbi is Rabbi Ezra Schwartz, who also serves as a Rosh yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary[3]

Mount Sinai offers a wide range of programming for the Washington Heights Jewish community, including prayer services, lectures and programs for children, singles, families and seniors.[1]


  1. ^ a b "About Us - Mt. Sinai Jewish Center". Mount Sinai Jewish Center.
  2. ^ "Washington Heights' Jewish Population Thriving After Lean Years - Washington Heights - New York". Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "Rabbi Ezra Schwartz". Mount Sinai Jewish Center.

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