Touching on the sanctity of life, Judaism’s mandate to fight evil, the intolerable ease in this country of acquiring lethal firearms, religious extremism fueled by a nihilistic interpretation of Islam, and widespread bias towards the LGBT community, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch responds to the tragedy in Orlando. Visit www.swfs.org for more information.
A vibrant Reform congregation on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is a catalyst for progressive Jewish thought, support for Israel, and committed social action in the local community and beyond.
Lifelong Jewish education is central to Stephen Wise and encompasses our Early Childhood Center and Religious School, which foster the Jewish identities of more than 400 children, in addition to myriad offerings for adults.
From the bima, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch offers meaningful insight into the challenges of our day and a genuine personal connection. Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is a reform Synagogue on the Upper West Side of New York, and a beacon of progressive Jewish thought, inclusive worship, and committed social action for our congregants, our neighbors, and the larger community. To learn more, visit swfs.org.