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The Altneu - Shachris
The Altneu - Shachris
The Altneu - Shachris

Join us on weekdays

We have a daily morning minyan Sunday-Friday at The Altneu House in midtown. Monday-Friday at 7:45am, Sundays at 8:30am. Complimentary coffee and breakfast every day! Please reach out to info@thealtneu.org to join the minyan WhatsApp for announcements and time changes. Open to all.

Join us on Shabbat

We meet on Shabbat Friday evenings and Saturday mornings at unique venues on the Upper East Side. Sign-up on the bottom of any page on this site to get on the list and receive information.

The Altneu - Shachris
The Altneu - Purim 2022

How long is your Shabbat morning service?

We daven from 9:30-11:30a, with lively and inspirational communal singing, Torah reading, and community members sharing Torah ideas. During mussaf, Rabbi Goldschmidt shares his weekly message. A kiddush luncheon is served afterwards, at 11:40a. This is then followed by mincha (afternoon prayer). In the winter months, we have a Torah class for women during mincha, and all other times of year there is a Torah class for all after mincha.

What about my kids?

We believe shul should be a family experience. Parents are welcome to bring their children into the services (and no, your baby won’t be shushed if she starts cooing). Simultaneously, we offer a drop-off babysitting program for children ages 2 and up, where the children are taught basic prayers, songs, and the weekly parsha; play games with prizes and snacks; and create Shabbat-friendly ‘food crafts’. It’s essential that parents have the chance to invest time into their own spiritual connection!

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עת צרה היא ליעקב וממנה יושע

It is a time of trouble for Jacob, but he shall be delivered from it - Jeremiah 30:7

One of the hardest feelings in times like this is helplessness.
Living far away and feeling powerless, in the face of one of the darkest moments in recent Jewish history.

What can we do?

Pray

Whether you are a regular davener or not — now is the time that our people and our Land need your prayers urgently. Incorporate Psalms 20, 110 and 121, the prayer for the captives, and the prayer for the Israel Defense Forces into your daily morning practice. Screenshot the prayers, save them on your phone, have them on hand, keep them close to your heart.

Give

Give — and give wisely! Support Israel’s hospitals treating the thousands of wounded — Soroka in Beersheva, Shaare Zedek, Ichilov, and Barzilai, and United Hatzalah for urgently needed medical supplies. There will be countless orphans and families in need in the wake of this devastation. We will share more information about organizations doing this work as reliable initiatives emerge.

Speak

The coming days will not be easy for us here in the States, too. Whether calling up local politicians, starting conversations with colleagues or classmates, or posting on social media — think of how you as an individual can use your influence meaningfully and educate fellow Americans about the travesty that is taking place. Your voice matters. We need your leadership.

Grow

Let us focus on our personal growth as individuals — mitzvot that are bein adam lmakom and bein adam l’chavero. Is there a good deed, a mitzvah, that you can personally take on, in honor of our people’s protection? What can you improve, in your relationship with Hashem and in your relationship with other human beings, as a merit for all of Israel?

Gather

Friends, please remember that the Altneu House is open to you. Our daily minyan and Torah classes are here for consistent inspiration and support, a space to hold one another in grief and in comfort. Our age-old traditions offer solace and strength — let us remember that. Now is the time to turn to our eternal heritage, more than ever.

Tehilim ~ Psalms

לַמְנַצֵּ֗חַ מִזְמ֥וֹר לְדָוִֽד׃ יַֽעַנְךָ֣ יְ֭הֹוָה בְּי֣וֹם צָרָ֑ה יְ֝שַׂגֶּבְךָ֗ שֵׁ֤ם ׀ אֱלֹהֵ֬י יַעֲקֹֽב׃ יִשְׁלַֽח־עֶזְרְךָ֥ מִקֹּ֑דֶשׁ וּ֝מִצִּיּ֗וֹן יִסְעָדֶֽךָּ׃ יִזְכֹּ֥ר כׇּל־מִנְחֹתֶ֑ךָ וְעוֹלָתְךָ֖ יְדַשְּׁנֶ֣ה סֶֽלָה׃ יִֽתֶּן־לְךָ֥ כִלְבָבֶ֑ךָ וְֽכׇל־עֲצָתְךָ֥ יְמַלֵּֽא׃ נְרַנְּנָ֤ה ׀ בִּ֘ישׁ֤וּעָתֶ֗ךָ וּבְשֵֽׁם־אֱלֹהֵ֥ינוּ נִדְגֹּ֑ל יְמַלֵּ֥א יְ֝הֹוָ֗ה כׇּל־מִשְׁאֲלוֹתֶֽיךָ׃ עַתָּ֤ה יָדַ֗עְתִּי כִּ֤י הוֹשִׁ֥יעַ ׀ יְהֹוָ֗ה מְשִׁ֫יח֥וֹ יַ֭עֲנֵהוּ מִשְּׁמֵ֣י קׇדְשׁ֑וֹ בִּ֝גְבֻר֗וֹת יֵ֣שַׁע יְמִינֽוֹ׃ אֵ֣לֶּה בָ֭רֶכֶב וְאֵ֣לֶּה בַסּוּסִ֑ים וַאֲנַ֓חְנוּ ׀ בְּשֵׁם־יְהֹוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֣ינוּ נַזְכִּֽיר׃ הֵ֭מָּה כָּרְע֣וּ וְנָפָ֑לוּ וַאֲנַ֥חְנוּ קַּ֝֗מְנוּ וַנִּתְעוֹדָֽד׃ יְהֹוָ֥ה הוֹשִׁ֑יעָה הַ֝מֶּ֗לֶךְ יַעֲנֵ֥נוּ בְיוֹם־קׇרְאֵֽנוּ׃

For the leader. A psalm of David. May the LORD answer you in time of trouble, the name of Jacob’s God keep you safe. May He send you help from the sanctuary, and sustain you from Zion. May He receive the tokens of all your meal offerings,and approve your burnt offerings. Selah. May He grant you your desire, and fulfill your every plan. May we shout for joy in your victory, arrayed by standards in the name of our God. May the LORD fulfill your every wish. Now I know that the LORD will give victory to His anointed, will answer him from His heavenly sanctuary with the mighty victories of His right arm. They [call] on chariots, they [call] on horses, but we call on the name of the LORD our God. They collapse and lie fallen, but we rally and gather strength. O LORD, grant victory! May the King answer us when we call.

לְדָוִ֗ד מִ֫זְמ֥וֹר נְאֻ֤ם יְהֹוָ֨ה ׀ לַֽאדֹנִ֗י שֵׁ֥ב לִֽימִינִ֑י עַד־אָשִׁ֥ית אֹ֝יְבֶ֗יךָ הֲדֹ֣ם לְרַגְלֶֽיךָ׃ מַטֵּֽה־עֻזְּךָ֗ יִשְׁלַ֣ח יְ֭הֹוָה מִצִּיּ֑וֹן רְ֝דֵ֗ה בְּקֶ֣רֶב אֹיְבֶֽיךָ׃ עַמְּךָ֣ נְדָבֹת֮ בְּי֢וֹם חֵ֫ילֶ֥ךָ בְּֽהַדְרֵי־קֹ֭דֶשׁ מֵרֶ֣חֶם מִשְׁחָ֑ר לְ֝ךָ֗ טַ֣ל יַלְדֻתֶֽיךָ׃ נִשְׁבַּ֤ע יְהֹוָ֨ה ׀ וְלֹ֥א יִנָּחֵ֗ם אַתָּֽה־כֹהֵ֥ן לְעוֹלָ֑ם עַל־דִּ֝בְרָתִ֗י מַלְכִּי־צֶֽדֶק׃ אֲדֹנָ֥י עַל־יְמִֽינְךָ֑ מָחַ֖ץ בְּיוֹם־אַפּ֣וֹ מְלָכִֽים׃ יָדִ֣ין בַּ֭גּוֹיִם מָלֵ֣א גְוִיּ֑וֹת מָ֥חַץ רֹ֝֗אשׁ עַל־אֶ֥רֶץ רַבָּֽה׃ מִ֭נַּחַל בַּדֶּ֣רֶךְ יִשְׁתֶּ֑ה עַל־כֵּ֝֗ן יָרִ֥ים רֹֽאשׁ׃

Of David. A psalm.The LORD said to my lord, “Sit at My right hand while I make your enemies your footstool.” The LORD will stretch forth from Zion your mighty scepter; hold sway over your enemies! Your people come forward willingly on your day of battle. In majestic holiness, from the womb, from the dawn, yours was the dew of youth.  The LORD has sworn and will not relent, “You are a priest forever, a rightful king by My decree.” The Lord is at your right hand. He crushes kings in the day of His anger. He works judgment upon the nations, heaping up bodies, crushing heads far and wide. He drinks from the stream on his way; therefore he holds his head high.

שִׁ֗יר לַֽמַּ֫עֲל֥וֹת אֶשָּׂ֣א עֵ֭ינַי אֶל־הֶהָרִ֑ים מֵ֝אַ֗יִן יָבֹ֥א עֶזְרִֽי׃ עֶ֭זְרִי מֵעִ֣ם יְהֹוָ֑ה עֹ֝שֵׂ֗ה שָׁמַ֥יִם וָאָֽרֶץ׃ אַל־יִתֵּ֣ן לַמּ֣וֹט רַגְלֶ֑ךָ אַל־יָ֝נ֗וּם שֹׁמְרֶֽךָ׃ הִנֵּ֣ה לֹֽא־יָ֭נוּם וְלֹ֣א יִישָׁ֑ן שׁ֝וֹמֵ֗ר יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ יְהֹוָ֥ה שֹׁמְרֶ֑ךָ יְהֹוָ֥ה צִ֝לְּךָ֗ עַל־יַ֥ד יְמִינֶֽךָ׃ יוֹמָ֗ם הַשֶּׁ֥מֶשׁ לֹֽא־יַכֶּ֗כָּה וְיָרֵ֥חַ בַּלָּֽיְלָה׃ יְֽהֹוָ֗ה יִשְׁמׇרְךָ֥ מִכׇּל־רָ֑ע יִ֝שְׁמֹ֗ר אֶת־נַפְשֶֽׁךָ׃ יְֽהֹוָ֗ה יִשְׁמׇר־צֵאתְךָ֥ וּבוֹאֶ֑ךָ מֵ֝עַתָּ֗ה וְעַד־עוֹלָֽם׃

A song for ascents. I turn my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come? My help comes from the LORD, maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot give way; your guardian will not slumber; See, the guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps! The LORD is your guardian, the LORD is your protection at your right hand. By day the sun will not strike you, nor the moon by night. The LORD will guard you from all harm; He will guard your life. The LORD will guard your going and coming now and forever.