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We are a modern Orthodox synagogue in the Van Cortlandt Village section of the Bronx. The neighborhood was formerly called Kingsbridge Heights.
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Van Cortlandt Jewish Center extends its sincere sympathy to Doris Spencer, its good friend, and her family on the tragic loss of her grandchildren.
Membership and High Holiday Tickets – 2017
It’s time to renew/get your membership and tickets for High Holiday services.
On August 16, High Holiday ticket prices will increase to $125 for adults. We are planning a price increase for membership dues as well. If you purchase and pay in full before August 15, you will be locked in at the current prices.
You may pay by filling in and mailing back the form that was mailed to you. If you have misplaced the form, you can download it here. The linked form can be printed as is, or you may fill it in and then print it. If you prefer to use PayPal, please use the buttons below to select the options you need. During the PayPal transaction, you should be presented with a text box to confirm your name(s); whether the men’s/women’s tickets are renewals, or new, or renewals, but with a desire to change location. Please fill that in. If the box is missing or you have trouble with it, the page after completing the PayPal transaction will offer a second link to download the form offered above. You can download, print, and mail, or (hopefully, if your new webmaster got it right) fill it in and either print or email it.
Note: you will be able to specify how many memberships and each type of ticket you need after you add them to the cart.
Note: You will be taken to PayPal to complete the payment. We will not have your financial information. You do not need a PayPal account to pay this way, you can use a debit or credit card.
Get your Membership and High Holiday Tickets using PayPal below.
Membership at $200 per person
High Holiday Tickets
Men@$110 per seat
Women@$110 per seat
Inspired by his own heritage and dedicated to the Holocaust survivors he met on his journeys, Michael Weinstein gives readers a tour of 180 beautiful synagogues throughout the boroughs of New York City. For two years, Michael's desire to learn as much as he could moved him to visit synagogues in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. This coffee table book's 613 photos represent each of the mitzvot, or commandments, of Judaism in the Torah. Michael shares the dates that these stunning synagogues were founded as well as their names, including their English translations. Enjoy the journey this photo book will take you on through some of New York City's most historic and lovely synagogues.
The following Bronx Synagogues are featured in this great coffee table book:
Albert Einstein Synagogue Congregation Birkat Shmuel
Kingsbridge Center of Israel
Van Cortlandt Jewish Center
Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale
Young Israel of Pelham Parkway Jewish Center
The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center is selling this book for $36 (list price $39.95). If we sell 20 books the author will let us keep a % of the money collected.