Lincoln Square Synagogue

This Shabbat at LSS! Parshat Shemot : Birkat Hachodesh  January 20-21

Guest Chazzan Chaim Kiss will be leading services!


Beit Midrash Program Look  Back


We are excited to have welcomed 30 people at the Beit Midrash Program Sunday, January 15! 

Breakfast was followed by chavruta learning of Tanya and we started practical Halachot of cooking on Shabbos. Yitz Richmond, a Semicha student at YU came on Sunday as well, which added a special component to the program.

Rather than use a page of tanya, along with a Hebrew counterpart we switched to an interlinear translation, which we modified to make more understandable, divided into topical sections with summary-style headings, and added guiding questions. The change was well received and we look forward to continuing to take your suggestions and learn from each of you what you are looking to get out of the BM program.

Looking forward to welcoming all back on Sunday!

Please email with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.






Adult Education Brochure

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Lincoln Square Synagogue is delighted to be partnering with the wonderful to bring a world of Torah learning to our community and help broadcast the Torah of LSS around the world!
The new Tuesday Night Gemara B'Shana with Rabbi Shaul Robinson program will now be broadcast live around on the internet. This course, dedicated to the memory of Bruce Ritholtz, a"h, is a tremendous project which will undertake the ambitious goal of studying and completing an entire tractate of Talmud each year, followed by a siyum to mark its completion at the time of Bruce's yahrtzeit between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. 
The class will meet at Lincoln Square Synagogue on Tuesdays at 7:15pm EST, and be broadcast live around the world from Web's interactive online classroom. The classes will also be recorded for later viewing. Even if you are attending the class in person you are strongly encouraged to sign up at Web to receive class materials and updates, and join the world wide learning!

Please join us live at LSS or online at to participate in this incredible course of study. Click here to learn more and to register.

Rabbi Robinson's Interview with DNAinfo

Rabbi Robinson sat down with Emily Frost of DNAinfo and spoke about the way the Jewish population has changed in the neighborhood, the lack of competition among synagogues here and what lies ahead.

Emily: Just to start off, if you could give me the broad strokes of describing Lincoln Square Synagogue to our listeners, people who've never been by it, never been inside. What is it all about?

Rabbi Robinson: Okay, Lincoln Square Synagogue is a community. It's a welcoming community. It's a very diverse community. We are an Orthodox synagogue, Modern Orthodox synagogue. Arguably, our history ... We're the very first ever legitimately truly Modern Orthodox synagogue, and that is to say that our members strive to, in their own life, live very rich, observant Jewish lives, and at the same time remain very engaged in the wider world and the wider community around them. We stand for really trying to be as welcoming as possible and really trying to encourage as many different models within Judaism of observance and expression.

Click here for the rest of the interview.

Thu, 19 January 2017 21 Tevet 5777