Who and Where we are
The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center is a modern Orthodox synagogue in the Van Cortlandt Village section of the northwest Bronx. It was established in 1927 and has been in its current building at 3880 Sedgwick Ave for approximately 50 years. That’s the front of our beautiful main sanctuary at the top of the page.
In addition to our congregation and its activities we also host a Senior Citizen Center operated by JASA and an Early Childhood Education Center operated by the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC). You can learn more about these on and through the OUR COMMUNITY page.
What we do
We have a regular morning minyan as well as full Shabbas and Holiday services. You can see more information about our RELIGIOUS SERVICES and also see specific schedules for services, events, and candle lighting on our EVENTS PAGE. The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center (VCJC) also maintains an active and aggressive schedule of activities. These include Succos Meals, Kristallnacht Remembrance, Bazaar & Carnival, Chanukah Party, Tu B’Shevat Shallosh Seudos (celebrating the New Year of trees), Monthly Sunday Breakfast Lectures (speakers with religious and community topics), Winter Raffle and Lunch, Purim Party/Megillah Reading, Sabbath Across America, Israel Independence Lunch, Passover Seders and lunches, Holocaust Memorial Program, Journal Gala, and Tisha B’Av inspirational movie viewing. In addition, we have an active SISTERHOOD, whose activities include Chanukah Party, Purim Party, Museum excursions, and Movie viewing/guest speakers.
Learn more about us
VCJC would love to have you join us. If you are already in our neighborhood, come in, introduce yourself, attend a function or services. If you are not a neighbor (yet) and are considering a move, please consider Van Cortlandt Village! We have a lot to offer and our housing costs are more reasonable than other areas. CONTACT us for information about the neighborhood and housing here and to arrange a tour. (More contacts information is on our Contact Us page.) You can also learn more on our OUR COMMUNITY and more about available housing on our MOVING TO VAN CORTLANDT VILLAGE page.
Please look around, see what our neighborhood and congregation have to offer, come visit us, come join us, come live in our neighborhood!
We update our content regularly, including our daily schedules, available on our Events & Schedules page.