Welcome to Shtiebel.

Shtiebel is an innovative new paradigm Jewish renewal community based in the NY Rivertowns. Through music, food, art, movement, and discussion we seek to inspire, connect, and transform our diverse members and the world. This is not your Zeide's shtiebel.


In Yiddish, Shtiebel means "little room," and hearkens back to pre-Modern Jewish communal gathering places. We seek to return to this idea of a simple place where one can experience Jewish culture and community. At Shtiebel, we make the old new and the new holy. 

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Rabbi Ben Newman- Founder and Spiritual Leader.

Rabbi Ben Newman- Founder and Spiritual Leader.


Our monthly gatherings this year 2019-2020 (5780) will be on the following Saturdays, 6-8PM at 56 Ogden Ave., Dobbs Ferry, NY:

September 7th

October 5

November 2

December 7

January 4

February 1

March 7

April 4

May 2

June 6



If you would like to be part of our musicians group, would like to share a teaching, poem, story or song, or more would like information on this program fill out this form:

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Shtiebel Featured in the Rivertowns Enterprise newpaper:

Video by Jacob Wetzler (11 years old):

our events

Our events are experimental by nature. They are transformative encounters with the best food, music, art, and philosophical discussion. 

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Our davenning is part jam session, part salon, part potluck, extracting the creative spirit at the heart of religion. Shtiebel encourages participation, engaging you to find your own personal connection within Jewish tradition.

Rehearsal for July 2017 Shtiebel with Jennifer Convissor on guitar, Lee Gross on guitar, and Ben Newman on ukulele: