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Prayer Services

When & Where

Kehilat Hadar meets weekly on Shabbat mornings starting at 9:00 a.m. in the winter and 9:30 a.m. in the spring and summer. Check our calendar to confirm the time for a specific week. We meet at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan (805 Columbus Avenue at 100th st. Note that the entrance to the school is on the south side of 100th Street, just east of Columbus Avenue.) We offer occasional Friday evening services.

If you represent a group that is interested in visiting us, we ask that you please contact us in advance to make arrangements, as space is limited.

Kehilat Hadar also offers services on select Jewish holidays throughout the year at various locations on the Upper West Side.  Please check our calendar for more information.


Kehilat Hadar believes that t'fillah b'tzibbur (public prayer) can and should be inspiring and uplifting.  Each Shabbat, we entrust service leading responsibilities to several participants. Our lay leaders put tremendous thought into choosing melodies that people can sing along with and that may be new or different than the standard ones that are frequently used.  Communal singing is often the highlight of our services.

Kehilat Hadar’s leadership works hard to schedule davening and leyning well in advance of services to allow leaders ample time to prepare.  We are always looking for experienced daveners and leyners, as well as those who would like to become more experienced.  We offer occasional classes and are happy to pair you with a coach who can help you learn how to lead a part of services or brush up on your skills. Also, check out our davening audio files.

Please contact us if you would like to lead any of the following Shabbat services:

  • Kabbalat Shabbat, Ma'ariv, Shacharit, Musaf, Mincha
  • Torah, Haftarah
  • D'var Torah (5 minutes)

Check out our Prayer Services FAQ or learn about the ritual objects we use during our services.

Sat, July 20 2024 14 Tammuz 5784