- Founded in 1999, The New Shul is a progressive, inclusive, independent, and egalitarian congregation that is life-affirming and spirit moving, that respects tradition while remaining open to experimentation and innovation in Jewish life and ritual. Located in Greenwich Village in Downtown Manhattan, we have nearly 150 households and over 100 students in our vibrant and creative religious school, a place where families learn together and parents are partners with teachers in passing Judaism to their children. The New Shul offers adults a path home to their Jewish heritage, where questioning is not only tolerated but encouraged, where men and women can open new doors to their spirituality through learning that excites the mind and ignites the soul. Ours is a community where heart and hand are united, where people rise together to face the challenges of trying to heal a broken world. We invite you to join us in our ongoing work to build a context for Jewish community that is joyous, meaningful, and relevant to our contemporary lives.