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November events for Jewish young professionals in NYC

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Thanksgiving isn't the only event in November. There's a lot going on this month, especially for Jews! Check our list of events all over New York City from Shabbat dinners to film festivals to comedy shows. Most are for Jews in their 20s and 30s, but some are for all ages. If you go, leave a comment about how it was. (And if you're already thinking about December, we're got started on our December post here)

November 3-13 | JCC Other Israel Film Festival

Times vary

In-person & virtual, , $21-95

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Upper West Side

Join us for the 16th annual festival—another round of eye-opening films and in-depth conversations as we explore the relationship between history, culture, and identity in Israeli and Palestinian societies. For the full lineup and to purchase tickets, visit

Friday, November 4 | 20s & 30s First Friday Journey Central Synagogue

6:30 - 8:45 pm, $18

Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave.

It's finally, solidly, chilly-ly fall. We're New Yorkers, though - and, like Abraham in this Shabbat's Torah portion, we still venture forth from our homes into the great unknown despite the bluster and the cold. As the seasons change and the leaves turn, journey forth to Central Synagogue for 20s & 30s FIRST FRIDAY Shabbat on November 4th. We're so excited to gather to celebrate the journeys big and small required to make it in the big city. We'll have (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) drinks, a delicious dinner, and davening (AKA prayer) - and we'll be sure to send you off ready to, in the wise words of a certain 80s band - take the midnight train going anywhere.

Friday, November 4 | JICNY International Shabbat dinner

6:45 - 11 pm, $55

Upper West Side

JICNY event for Young Professionals ages 25-40 Invites you to enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner, flowing wine while meeting fantastic new people!

RSVP by emailing

Send an email to and write "Intl Shabbat dinner 4th" in the subject line.

You MUST Include all 4 points in your email to be considered:

1. first and last name

2. age

3. country of origin

4. The http link (not just your name) to your social media profile with current photo

Friday, November 4 | Kii Friday Nite Dinner

7:30-10:30 pm, $35

Kii Hub in LES

Join us for an awesome dinner!! Great food, wine and company at a deluxe Friday Nite Dinner! It's going to be a great evening - you don't want to miss this! For ages 22-32. Finances should never keep someone from coming for a Shabbat meal- email for any concerns

Friday, November 4 | Temple Emanu-El Friday Night Hub

8-11:30 pm, free

Upper East Side

Experience services exclusively for Young Professionals that will defy your expectations - with music that will make you move, provocative speakers who will inspire and a community filled with passion for debate, meaning and reshaping the world. Followed by an Oneg with music, snacks curated by prominent foodies and signature Friday Night Hub cocktails.

With special guest, comedian Alex Edelman. Food curated by chef and cookbook author Jake Cohen.

Sunday, November 6 | Puppies In The Park with Kii

11 am-2 pm, $25

Tompkins Square Park, East Village

Bring your dog (or not!) and come for a chilled Sunday morning. Bagel Brunch also provided! (brunch dog food treats also served). *For young professionals 22-32 (Dogs can be any age!) Please note, all ticket sales are final, no refunds.

Tuesday, November 8 | Nissim Black Concert and Conversation

7:30-9:30 pm, $25+

Moise Safra Center, 130 E 82nd Street New York, NY 10028

Join us at the Clean Speech NYC event with the one-and-only Nissim Black in Concert and Conversation. Tickets cost $36 directly from Clean Speech - Get a 30% discount if purchased with Kii! Come to enjoy and support the Clean Speech community in our mission to make impactful change in the way we speak.

Weds., Nov 9 | Sam Morrison - Sugar Daddy: Presented by NYCF

6pm doors, 7pm show!, $22.46

Chelsea Music Hall

Jewish NYC comedian Sam Morrison (The Drew Barrymore Show) grapples with the death of his partner. He makes grief hilarious through tales of love, diabetes, and seagull attacks. Sugar Daddy is fresh off its hit run at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe where it was featured in The Times, BBC Scotland, and received 5-star reviews from Broadway Baby, Broadway World, and POW! Showbiz.

This is a 21+ event

Thursday, November 10 | Old Jewish Men Fall Ball

6:30-10 pm, $18

CBE Ballroom, Park Slope, Brooklyn

Old Jewish Men is BACK with another event for all ages. This time the fellas are throwing a homecoming style dance with food, drinks and special musical guests including Dani Luv. If you missed the last event, this is your chance to make it up at the OJM FALL BALL. Bring a date, go stag, wear a collar (any kind of collar: dog, whateva), and have a decent time. Food by Ediths, drinks by alcohol.

Friday, November 11 | Shabbat in Morocco with Chabad FiDi

6:30 pm, $54

The Rooftop Garden - 128 Pearl Street, NY, NY 10005

Join us for a delicious 3 course Moroccan Shabbat Dinner! Meet and mingle with your FiDi friends and neighbors. It's going to be spicy and feisty ;-).

Friday, November 11 | Tribe Shabbat

7-9 pm, free

Congregation Rodeph Sholom

7 West 83rd Street

Join us for Tribe Shabbat! Celebrate Shabbat, have a drink and nosh, and meet new friends!

Friday, November 11 | NYConnect Shabbat at the Museum at Eldridge Street

7:30 pm, free

Chinatown, Museum at Eldridge Street

Our first Shabbat experience of the year is here, and we can't wait to gather in the magnificent and historical Museum at Eldridge Street, the historic home of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Gather to bring new life and energy to one of New York's most famous historical sanctuaries! Join us for a modern musical Shabbat experience, schmoozing with new and old friends, and of course food and refreshments (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options).

Nov 11, 2033 through April 2, 2023 | I'll have what she's having exhibition at New York Historical Society


Our special exhibition examines how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant and reveals how Jewish delicatessens became a cornerstone of American food culture.

Sunday, November 13 | Café Tribe

10:30 am

Bean & Bean, 26th & 8th Ave, free

Join us for hot coffee (on us!) and hot topics.

This month, we'll be talking about Judaism and gratitude as we approach Thanksgiving. What does Judaism have to teach us about gratitude?

How can gratitude better connect us to Judaism?

Join fellow 20s and 30s for a morning of great coffee and great conversation.

Sunday, November 13 | Exposure Therapy (NYCF)

9-10:30 pm, $12

Club Cumming, East Village

Sami Schwaeber is a Jewish Brooklyn-based musical comedian who sings songs (often described as “illustrious”) about her mental health struggles, sexuality, family and relationships. Sami has decided to skip therapy to expose her fears to Club Cumming's finest audience.

This show, presented by the New York Comedy Festival, features the following special guests:

Rachel Kaly (VICE)

Sabrina Wu (The Tonight Show)

Tina Friml (Just for Laughs)

Monday, November 14 | The Workshop’s Artist Salon

7-9 pm

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, pay what you wish

Join the inaugural fellows of The Workshop, North America’s first fellowship centering the work of JOCISM (Jews of Color, Jewish-Indigenous, Sephardi, and Mizrahi) creatives, for an evening of art and culture, as they present works-in-progress that interrogate, dissect, provoke, subvert, and play with the many angles of memory and Jewish collective identity. The event will include a music video presentation, a dance piece, scenes from new plays, and a photography exhibit.

Monday, November 14 | Israel philharmonic US tour

7 pm, $30+

Carnegie Hall

Join us for the Israel Philharmonic’s triumphant return to the United States with Music Director Lahav Shani making his US debut with the IPO!

Tuesday, November 15 | Pre-Chanukah Shuk with Masa Israel Journey

7–9:30 pm, free

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Join us to hear about Israeli fashion and shop our pre-Chanukah shuk. Support Israeli and Jewish-owned brands. Designers include Ariel Tidhar, Carola Spitzer, and me!!!

Thursday, November 17 | Or Zarua Paint and Sip Night

6:30-8:30 pm

Or Zarua, Upper East Side

Join other young professionals at Or Zarua for our first ever Paint & Sip Night!

We will have all the painting supplies you’ll need for your one-of-a-kind creation. Get creative and paint what’s on your mind or draw from inspirational images we’ll provide, from realistic landscapes to decorative geometric art. We’ll also have plenty of pizza and drinks to nourish our stomachs while we nourish our souls :-)

Tickets are only $20 (members and non-members) until November 9 and $30 after.

Thursday, November 17 | Paint and Sip Night

6:30-8:30 pm

Congregation Or Zarua, $30

Join other young professionals at Or Zarua for our first ever Paint & Sip Night!

We will have all the painting supplies you’ll need for your one-of-a-kind creation. Get creative and paint what’s on your mind or draw from inspirational images we’ll provide, from realistic landscapes to decorative geometric art. We’ll also have plenty of pizza and drinks to nourish our stomachs while we nourish our souls

Thursday, November 17 | Hootenanny: A Celebration of Jewish Music & After Party

7:00 pm

Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street, $54+

The deadline for purchasing tickets is November 7th! The ultimate Jewish Music concert with Elana Arian, Dan Nichols, Julie Silver, Kol B'Seder (Dan Freelander and Jeff Klepper), Noah Aronson, Michelle Citrin, Alan Goodis, Joanie Leeds, Naomi Less, and more.

After the concert, join our exclusive 20s & 30s After Party with an open bar, food, more music, and prizes!

Included with all 20s & 30s tickets purchased by November 7th.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit URJ Camps Eisner and Crane Lake.

Friday, November 18 | Town & Village Friendsgiving Shabbat Dinner

6 pm services, 7:15 dinner

Town & Village, East Village

Welcome Shabbat and give thanks with friends, food, and fun. For 20s, 30s, 40s.

Friday, November 18 | Kii Friendsgiving Shabbat Dinner

7:30-10:30 pm

Kii hub, LES


Join us for an awesome FREINDSGIVNG dinner! Great food, wine, and company at a deluxe Friday Nite Dinner! It's going to be a great evening - you don't want to miss this!

For ages 22-32.

Friday, November 18 | Friday Night Social with Chabad FiDi

6:30 pm

FiDi, The Rooftop Garden


Eat, Drink, Connect

Join us Friday night for a delicious 3 course Shabbat Dinner for Young Jewish Adults of FiDi. Shabbat Services begin at 6:30pm followed by Kiddush and dinner at 7:00pm

Wednesday, Nov. 23 | Jewish pre-turkey singles mingle

8:30 pm - 12:00 am, $15-30

The Placery Bar Lounge (heated terrace), 140 W 24th St

*Private area exclusively for our group * Ice breaker games to get you mingling with other fun people. * Great party music (at a sensible noise level) * Prize giveaways 1 item minimum purchase per person. This event is not meant to be age-specific or gender balanced. Open to all Jewish singles.

Friday, Nov. 25 | Thanksgiving Shabbat with Chabad FiDI

6:30 pm

Fidi, The Rooftop Garden


Join us for a Thanksgiving Inspired Shabbat Dinner! Shabbat Services begin at 6:30pm followed by Kiddush and dinner at 7:00pm

Wednesday, Nov 30 | An Evening at Sotheby's Luxury Week with UJA

6:15 to 7:15 pm, $36

Upper East Side

A Guided Tour of Sotheby's Luxury Week

Step into luxury and explore Sotheby’s showcase of the best in handbags, jewelry, streetwear, watches, and more. We’ll come together and enjoy a guided tour with Sotheby’s experts and try on select pieces from the collections. Plus, discover the latest in UJA’s powerful work confronting the major crises before us.

UJA-Federation requests that all event attendees be vaccinated against Covid-19. Limited space is available. First come first served. This event is hosted by UJA’s Entertainment & Tech Council and Retail, Fashion & Lifestyle Council. The Entertainment & Tech Council is a leadership group composed of professionals in their 20s and 30s who work in the UJA Entertainment, Tech & Lifestyle industries -- including fashion, luxury, marketing, music, sports, tech, venture capital, and beyond -- and want to make an impact.

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