Visiting Central

At Central Synagogue

Docent Tours of the Sanctuary

Free tours of the Sanctuary by Central Synagogue docents are given every Wednesday at 12:45 pm*. Reservations are not necessary. Independent tour groups are not permitted during this time.

To schedule a private tour, please complete this booking form, and a member of our Events team will contact you within 48 hours.

*Please note that tours do not take place on major religious or federal holidays.

Visiting Groups

Groups interested in attending worship services should contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 212-838-5122 x1000.


Our space provides for full access to visitors with unique needs. There is ramp and elevator access to our sanctuary for those unable to climb stairs. The entrance ramp is located on 55th Street, just off Lexington Avenue. At the end of the ramp, a member of our staff will direct guests to the conveniently located elevator with access to our sanctuary on the main floor. Spacious restrooms are also accessible by elevator.

Assistive Listening Devices & Large Print Prayer Books

Our ushers are happy to provide visitors with hearing enhancement devices and/or large print prayer books upon request.

PEARLS Hearing Loop System

Our state-of-the-art hearing loop system enhances the worship experience for those members of our congregation as well as visitors who may be hard of hearing. This system was generously donated by Mindy and Jon Gray and their family in honor of Mindy’s mother, Pearl Basser of blessed memory. Anyone with a hearing aid or a cochlear implant that is equipped with a T-Coil will receive a direct audio feed of our services and programs in the Sanctuary and Lindenbaum Pavilion. Please note, the T-coil setting in the hearing aids have to be activated before use. Consult your audiologist to ensure the T-coils are properly adjusted.

Virtual Worship: Call-in & Live Streaming Information

Our Shabbat services are accessible via live streaming and call-in. To listen by phone, dial 1-605-475-5619, pass code: 776-041-1657.

This call-in program is made possible by the Youngwood family and friends in memory of Judith G. Youngwood. We also offer online streaming of services. To view the services, simply visit this page when services are taking place.


Central Synagogue visitors can take advantage of a special parking discount offered by Icon Parking Systems at four nearby locations. Print the coupon.

Open to the Public

Our Main Sanctuary is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00 - 2:00 pm for meditation. Independent tour groups are not permitted during this time.

Our Shabbat services are also open to the public, every Friday at 6:00 pm and Saturday at 9:30 am.

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