Welcome to the West Side Minyan!
B'ruchim haba-im!

We're a friendly multi-generational egalitarian Minyan on the Upper West Side. We offer free High Holiday services open to all and meet year round on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month on the Sixth floor of Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street, New York NY.

You can read more about the West Side Minyan or get in touch with us.

Members of the West Side Minyan aloing with our friends from Minyan Rimonim.

Members of the West Side Minyan with our friends from Minyan Rimonim. (Photo by Michael Brochstein.)

Minyan calendar 2019-2020 / 5780

Unless specified otherwise, services begin at 10 a.m. on the sixth floor at Congregation Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street. For details, see the weekly schedule. Periodically, we have a special "Learning Shabbat" with a shorter service and extended d'var torah/study.

Since some of our members also attend Minyan Rimonim, we list both minyanim here:

Date and Time Minyan Activity Rimonim Vaad Member on Duty Rimonim daveners
Sat Feb 1 Rimonim Shabbat Bo Ilana Shacharit: Larry
Musaf: Greg
Sat Feb 8 WSM

Shabbat B'shallach
Shabbat Shira

Davening will be in the Chapel.

Catered Kiddush in memory of Ed Lipton (yortsayt: Shevat 18) on the second floor.


Sat Feb 15

Presidents' Weekend

Limmud weekend

(We've confirmed that there is no joint service this weekend.)

Rimonim Shabbat Yitro Jacob Shacharit: Nos
Musaf: Ilana
Thu Feb 20 Rimonim Winter Membership Meeting at Chez Brochstein. Details to follow.    
Sat Feb 22 WSM

Shabbat Mishpatim
Shabbat Sh'kalim
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

2 Torah scrolls

Announce: Rosh Chodesh Adar yihyeh b'yom sh'lishi uvyom r'vi-i (Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Pot Luck Kiddush and lunch in honor of the conversion of Alberta -- Please bring food to share!

Sat Feb 29 AC Neither Rimonim nor WSM meet on the fifth Shabbat of the month. You're invited to daven with the Sanctuary.    
Sat Mar 7 Rimonim

Shabbat T'tzaveh
Shabbat Zachor

2 Scrolls

Iris Shacharit: Greg
Musaf: Larry
Mon Mar 9 WSM & Rimonim Joint Megillah reading in the evening    
Sat Mar 14 WSM

Shabbat Ki tisa
Shabbat Parah

2 Scrolls

Sat Mar 21 Rimonim

Shabbat Vayak-heil & P'kudei
Shabbat haChodesh
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

2 scrolls


Announce: Rosh Chodesh Nisan yihyeh b'yom chamishi (Wednesday night and Thursday)

Ilana Shacharit: Ilana
Musaf: Nos
Sat Mar 28 WSM

Shabbat Vayikra

Pot Luck Lunch -- Please bring food to share!

Sat Apr 4 Rimonim Shabbat Tzav
Shabbat haGadol
Jacob Shacharit: Larry
Musaf: Greg
Wed Apr 8 --

(For those who observe two days of Yom Tov, today is the last chance to shop before Shabbat.)

Pesach -- First seder in the evening

Thu Apr 9 --

1st Day of Pesach

Second seder in the evening

Fri Apr 10 -- 2nd Day of Pesach    
Sat Apr 11 WSM

Shabbat Chol haMo-eid Pesach

Shabbat T'filah:
- we switch to Morid haTal
- add Yaaleh v'yavo for Pesach (p 118)

Hallel Chaseir (p 133)

Shir haShirim

Mourner's Kaddish

2 scrolls

Musaf for Yom Tov (p. 166)
[Details to follow]


Tue Apr 14 -- 7th Day of Pesach begins in the evening    
Wed Apr 15 --

7th Day of Pesach

8th Day of Pesach begins in the evening

Thu Apr 16 -- 8th Day of Pesach ends in the evening    
Sat Apr 18 Rimonim

Shabbat Sh'mini
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

We switch to Morid haTal

Announce "Rosh Chodesh Iyar yihyeh b'yom shishi uvyom Shabbat Kodesh" (Thursday night, Friday, and Saturday)

Iris Shacharit: Nos
Musaf: Ilana
Sat Apr 25 WSM

Shabbat Tazria & M'tzora
Rosh Chodesh Iyar (Day 2)

Shabbat T'filah -- add Yaaleh v'yavo for Rosh Chodesh (p 118)

Hallel Chaseir (p 133)

2 scrolls

Rosh Chodesh T'filah for Shabbat (p166)

Before Mourner's Kaddish:
Ps 92 for Shabbat (p 72)
Ps 104 for Rosh Chodesh (p 78)
Mourner's Kaddish (p 82)

Pot Luck Lunch -- Please bring food to share!


VOLUNTEER! Would you like to lead davening, lein, bring kiddush? Contact one of the Minyan coordinators.
For DETAILS, check the weekly schedule.
To see what you're signed up for, see the rotations page.