Welcome to Shtiebel.


Shtiebel is an innovative new paradigm Jewish 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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January Havdalah @Shtiebel

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1/6/18: 5-7:30pm

55 Cedar St., Dobbs Ferry.

Join us for music, a potluck meal, discussion and teachings on miracles! 

The theme for the evening will be "miracles".

Tickets are $10 for individuals, $20 for families, and free for Shtiebel School members.

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

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Shtiebel School.


At Shtiebel, we believe that Jewish learning should be engaging, deep, and fun. To that end, instead of dividing kids up by age group, we divide kids up into pathways according to their interests and learning styles. Learning groups learn how to teach themselves, solve challenges and present creative exhibitions on their knowledge under the supervision of their Guides. The bar/bat mitzvah experience at Shtiebel culminates in a final exhibition of knowledge on the part of the learner. Much of the Hebrew language learning is done online and with tutors in an engaging and supportive way.

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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: