About Magen David
In the early 1980s, there was a need for a Sephardic Synagogue in Westchester New York. You could find a Sephardic minyan here and there, but no established organization was around for Sephardic prayers or communal events with Sephardic traditions.
The need for a central house of worship gained momentum, and the Magen David Sephardic Congregation was literally formed at the crossroads of Scarsdale and New Rochelle.
It was agreed to form a new Sephardic Synagogue that met the needs of not only Sephardic Jews, but Mizrachi Jews (eastern Jews of the orient) as well as Ashkenazi Jews who enjoyed Sephardic customs. Under the Syrian setup, our Synagogue uses the Kol Yakob Siddur that is based on the style of the Aram Soba (Aleppo). Moroccan & Iraqi tunes can sometimes be heard during Aliyot or Haftaroth, as well as Pharsi & Temani.
During the Winter, after our weekly Sephardic Kiddush, we offer an early Minha.
See below for more!
What we offer
Today, the Magen David Sephardic Synagogue offers:
Sephardic Jews and Ashkenazic Jews a warm and charming synagogue to congregate in Classes and Lectures during the week and on Shabbat including Questions and Answers on Halacha (as well as online Zoom options during weekday times for those unable to attend in person)
Regular Shabbat and Holiday celebrations Life cycle events (Babies, Bar / Bat Mitzvot Tephilot, Emergency Kaddish minyanim, etc) with room for Collations
A Teen Lounge (designed & built by our own teenagers) with a Ping Pong Table, Pool Table, and Fooseball table
A Kids Room for young kids supplied with safe, educational toys ; whose Shabbat groups meet & children can play safely
A Library with a resource-rich collection of books as well as religious collections
The Magen David Sephardic Synagogue also has:
Guest speakers and social events
Guest Room with Bed & Bathroom (renovated) for overnight accommodations
Catered Shabbat lunches - SABT
Spring & Summer early Shabbat mincha as well as a late Shabbat mincha
A great community to grow and live in
Considering a Visit?
Our Sephardic Synagogue is between Scarsdale and New Rochelle. Members and visitors are welcome from all over to spend time and experience our Sephardic culture.
Do you need an invitation for Shabbat? No!
Do you need an invitation for Holidays? No!
Visiting Sephardic Synagogues like Magen David means you have an open invitation!
Come by any Shabbat or holiday for a visit.