The Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue

11 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 929-6954 | Email: csfa11e11@aol.com

The Con­ser­v­a­tive Syn­a­gogue of Fifth Avenue is a small, tra­di­tional, egal­i­tar­ian syn­a­gogue in the heart of New York’s Green­wich Vil­lage. Our com­mu­nity reflects, and cel­e­brates, the rich diver­sity of our  neigh­bor­hood. Rabbi Joe Schwartz joined us in 2015.

We offer Fri­day evening and Sat­ur­day morn­ing ser­vices every week through­out the year. We also have ser­vices on the Hol­i­days and Fes­ti­vals and at other sched­uled times. Our ser­vices employ a tra­di­tional Hebrew liturgy, a range of beau­ti­ful and spir­ited melodies, broad con­gre­ga­tional par­tic­i­pa­tion, and learned and engag­ing divrei Torah.

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Rabbi Joe Schwartz

Rabbi Joe Schwartz

CSFA is happy to announce that Rabbi Joe Schwartz has assumed the position of CSFA's Rabbi as of July 1, 2015. Rabbi Schwartz, is a native of New York City. He grew up on the Upper West Side, holds a BA from Columbia College and a JD from the NYU School of Law. He is the grateful husband of Alyson and father of Zev.

Adult Education with Rabbi Schwartz

Adult Education with Rabbi Schwartz

Tu B’Shevat Seder 2018

Tu B’Shevat Seder 2018

Martin Luther King Day Movie – “Rosenwald”

Martin Luther King Day Movie – “Rosenwald”

Movie Night – “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg”

Movie Night – “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg”

Thursday, January 25, 2018
7:30 PM

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is a 1998 documentary film directed, produced and written by Aviva Kempner about Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers.

A Jewish player who chose not to play on Yom Kippur in 1934 during a heated pennant race, Greenberg experienced a great deal of anti-Semitism. He nearly broke Babe Ruth's 60 home run record by hitting 58 home runs in 1938.

Like many players of the era, Greenberg's career was interrupted by military service. Initially, Greenberg was classified unfit for service due to flat feet. However, upon re-examination, he was cleared. Before Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Congress released men over age 28. After the attack, Greenberg immediately reenlisted in the United States Army Air Forces.

In 1947, Hank Greenberg, as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates and playing his final season, was one of the few ballplayers to give the Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson, the majors' first black player in many years, a warm welcome. Robinson later said, "Class tells. It sticks out all over Mr. Greenberg".