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Shabbat Services

You’ll hear Tehillah before walking in the door.  A vibrant intimate community, we encourage active singing, co-leading, and davening with our Rabbi. This is the synagogue, the shul, where your voice and your ideas can be heard.  Don’t worry about what to wear.  Simply bring the prayer in your heart and a willingness to share from your soul. From Orthodox to Reconstructionist / Renewal and everything in between, all are welcome at Tehillah, a synagogue that transcends denominational categories.

During Covid-19 we have been celebrating Shabbat and all holidays on Zoom.
For more information please contact us at
LOCATION (September to June)
The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture (RYSEC)
4450 Fieldston Road, Bronx, NY 10471
Friday evenings at 6:30 PM
3rd Friday - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Shabbat Minions -Geared toward families with children in Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

1st Saturday -Tot Shabbat | Morning service tailored to families with very young children
2nd Saturday - Nature Walk and Torah Talk with the Rabbi | We meet at 249th Street and Independence Avenue
3rd  Saturday - Shabbat Torah Learning Service | RYSEC
4th Saturday - no service
SUMMER SCHEDULE (July to Mid August):
We meet at the Gazebo in Sky View on Friday night for Kabbalat Shabbat.
No Shabbat morning service



  • Take the IRT #1 to 231st Street
  • Then take the #7 or #10 bus to 239st Street and Riverdale Ave.
  • Walk north to where the road forks before the underpass, and bear right onto Manhattan College Parkway for about 1 block
  • You'll find the Ethical Culture Building to your left


  • Take the IRT #1 subway to 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park
  • Then walk about 3/4 mile up the winding hill on Manhattan College Parkway
  • The Ethical Culture Building will be to your right where Manhattan College Parkway meets Fieldston Rd.


  • M.T.A. Express Bus Service may be available. Please check schedules
    • BxM1 (Riverdale, Bronx - East Midtown, Manhattan)
    • BxM2 (Riverdale, Bronx - West Midtown, Manhattan)

For more information, please call the MTA during the week at (718) 445-3100 or visit their website at

from the NORTH (via Saw Mill/Henry Hudson Parkway):

  • Take Saw Mill Parkway South to Henry Hudson Parkway South
  • Exit 21 at W 246th Street
  • Follow South 1/4 mile to traffic light
  • Left onto W 246th Street (onto overpass)
  • Straight ahead East for 2 blocks to traffic circle
  • Right onto Fieldston Road
  • Follow South for 1/4 mile to the Ethical Culture Building (at the end of the street on left corner)

from the SOUTH (via West Side Highway/Henry Hudson Parkway):

  • Take West Side Highway North to Henry Hudson Parkway North
  • Exit 21 at W 246th Street
  • Short distance to traffic light
  • Right onto W 246th Street
  • Straight ahead East for 2 blocks to traffic circle
  • Right onto Fieldston Road
  • Follow South for 1/4 mile to the Ethical Culture Building (at the end of the street on left corner)

from the EAST (via the Major Deegan):

  • From the Major Deegan (I-87 either North or South)
  • Exit 11 at Van Cortlandt Park South
  • Turn West onto Van Cortlandt Park South
  • Follow 2 blocks West to Broadway (US-9 North)
  • Turn Right onto Broadway
  • Follow 3 blocks North past W 242nd Street
  • Turn left after W 242nd Street (after the subway terminal ends)
  • Straight ahead 1 block
  • Turn left again onto Manhattan College Parkway
  • Follow the winding Manhattan College Parkway about 3/4 of a mile all the way to Fieldston Rd. (make a right at the top of the hill & then a left past Manhattan College & then proceed to Fieldston Rd.)
  • The Ethical Culture Building is on the Right

 Additional free parking is available in the lot directly across Manhattan College Parkway.
Pay close attention to the parking signs on Fieldston Rd, as TOWING IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.

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