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Upper West Side Gemach

This is a repository for new and gently used clothes for those in need - both within our community and beyond it.

The Upper West Side Gemach is open to all! We invite you to come and peruse our collection. Visits are by appointment only. All are welcome to schedule a confidential and private appointment with the Gemach by email Visitors will have complete privacy while shopping. We suggest that people give a donation – toward tzedakah – for items purchased while shopping.

This initiative is volunteer-driven – by both teens and adults. The anonymous email address will be answered by dedicated volunteers all of whom respect the privacy of those emailing. All correspondences, calls and visits are entirely confidential.

The Gemach space will be overseen by dedicated volunteers, most of who are in high school, and are interested in assisting and respecting the privacy of those who come to visit.

Volunteers will greet guests and escort them to the shopping area to ensure that they have complete privacy. Guests will be able to shop alone, since volunteers will be waiting in a separate room.

If it is a busy day, and we have many appointments, we will arrange it so that guests are able to enter and exit privately. We are devoted to respecting all of our shoppers privacy and schedules.

Our Closet is Stocked with:  
Clothes for Shabbat and Yom Tov (for men and women)
Coats for men & women
Business attire for men & women
Casual attire for men & women
Men's & Women’s shoes
Baby clothes
Children's clothes

How & When to Donate: 
We greatly appreciate all donations! We will have semi-regular clothing drives. Dates will be announced on The Jewish Center homepage. At this time we are not accepting clothing donations but we would appreciate supplies to help us organize the Gemach.

Click here if you would like to donate so that the UWS Gemach can purchase supplies. Please earmark it for the UWS Gemach.

Donation Wish List:
Rubbermaid bins

The Jewish Center, 131 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024

How to Book an Appointment with the Gemach:
For more information and to book an appointment please email

Tue, July 23 2019 20 Tammuz 5779