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The Academy for Jewish Religion is located at 28 Wells Avenue on the second floor of Building #3 in the iPark complex in downtown Yonkers. See Map below.
AJR office hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. All courses are scheduled on Monday through Wednesday.

Traveling by Car
Please note if you use a GPS: Instead of entering 28 Wells Avenue, enter the following coordinates: 40.936243 -73.900029. Many GPS units show Wells Avenue crossing Warburton Avenue. It does not.
If you end up on Wells Avenue facing a dead end at Warburton Avenue, turn left onto Warburton Avenue and make the first right onto Dock Street. Follow Dock Street 4 blocks to Buena Vista and turn right (the name changes to River Street). Continue straight & turn right onto Wells Avenue. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks. AJR is located in the red brick building at the top of Wells Avenue on the right (iPark Building #3), 2nd floor. Metered parking is often available on Buena Vista & information about the iPark lot & Warburton Parking Garage is below.

If you have been issued a temporary parking permit for a program or event, please park in the iPark lot on Wells Avenue per the instructions emailed to you.  A parking permit is required for parking in the iPark lot.

General Parking Information:

  • There is often metered parking available on Buena Vista.
  • Temporary parking permit for the iPark lot: If you have been issued a temporary parking permit for a program or event, please park in the iPark lot on Wells Avenue per the instructions emailed to you.  A parking permit is required for parking in the iPark lot.
  • Warburton (paid) Parking Garage is located at 45 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701. After parking, exit West towards the elevator or stairs to the first floor. Exit to the left towards the path & gate adjacent to the AJR building. Please ask the AJR office or the security guard at the exit for the code to enter the gate. Follow the path around to the left & the AJR building entrance is 1/2 block down on the left; iPark Building #3 with a sign that reads: The Otis Elevator Company.  Above the “Otis” icon is the number 2. That can be confusing because AJR is in Building #3 of the iPark complex. Ignore that number 2. AJR is on the second floor.

For Ordination and Graduation Directions to Yonkers Public Library

  • Directions to the Yonkers Public Library and Buena Vista Parking Garage, click here.
  • Walking directions to the Yonkers Public Library from Warburton Garage: After parking, exit West towards an elevator or stairs to the first floor. Exit to the left towards the path & gate and turn left as you approach the path.  Walk one block to Dock Street, turn right onto Dock & walk a few blocks to Buena Vista.  The Yonkers Public Library is on the NE corner of Dock Street & Buena Vista.Directions to the Yonkers Public Library and Buena Vista Parking Garage, click here.

Traveling by Car from Riverdale Avenue

  • To the AJR Building at 28 Wells Avenue: Driving north, follow Riverdale Avenue until it becomes Warburton Avenue (at Main Street). You will pass a pedestrian park. Turn left onto Dock Street. Follow Dock Street 4 blocks to Buena Vista and turn right (the name changes to River Street). Continue straight & turn right onto Wells Avenue. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks. AJR is located in the red brick building at the top of Wells Avenue on the right (iPark Building #3), 2nd floor. Metered parking is often available on Buena Vista & information about the iPark lot & Warburton Parking Garage is below.If you have been issued a temporary parking permit for a program or event, please park in the iPark lot on Wells Avenue per the instructions emailed to you.  A parking permit is required for parking in the iPark lot.
  • To the Warburton Parking Garage at 45 Warburton Avenue:
    Driving north, follow Riverdale Avenue until it becomes Warburton Avenue (at Main Street). You will pass a pedestrian park and a statue on the left. The next cross-street is Dock Street. At the first traffic light after Dock Street enter the Warburton (paid) Parking Garage at 45 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701 on the left. After parking, exit West towards the elevator or stairs to the first floor. Exit to the left towards the path & gate adjacent to the AJR building. Please ask the AJR office or the security guard at the exit for the code to enter the gate. Follow the path around to the left & the AJR building entrance is 1/2 block down on the left; iPark Building #3 with a sign that reads: The Otis Elevator Company.  Above the “Otis” icon is the number 2. That can be confusing because AJR is in Building #3 of the iPark complex. Ignore that number 2. AJR is on the second floor.

Traveling by Car: 

  • from the West (New Jersey, Pennsylvania) & from the South (Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan):
    Take the George Washington Bridge. Exit for Henry Hudson Parkway North. Or head north on Manhattan’s West Side Highway to the Henry Hudson Parkway North. Heading Northbound, proceed to take Exit 22 toward West 253rd Street. Turn right at the stop sign and bear right over the parkway to Riverdale Avenue. Continue to follow directions from Riverdale Avenue above.
  • from the South (Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan):
    Drive north on Manhattan’s West Side Highway to the Henry Hudson Parkway North. Take Exit 22, West 253rd Street. Turn right at the stop sign and bear right over the parkway onto Riverdale Avenue. Continue to follow directions from Riverdale Avenue above.
  • from the East (Long Island, Queens):
    Take the Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridge to the Hutchinson Parkway North. Take exit 13 and merge onto the Cross County Parkway toward Saw Mill Parkway/Yonkers. Take exit 2 for the Saw Mill Parkway North. Take exit 5 from the Saw Mill Parkway – Yonkers Avenue exit. Turn right onto Yonkers Avenue. Follow Yonkers Avenue to Riverdale Avenue (Yonkers Avenue will merge into Nepperhan Ave. and then into Prospect St.) and turn right onto Riverdale Avenue. Continue to follow directions above from Riverdale Avenue.

    OR
    Take the Triboro Bridge to Major Deegan Expressway to Exit 11, Van Cortlandt Park South. Bear right off the expressway to Broadway. Turn right on Broadway and go north to Vark Street. Turn left on Vark Street to Riverdale Avenue. Continue to follow directions above from Riverdale Avenue.
  • from the North (Upstate NY, New England):
    Take the NY State Thruway, the Taconic State Parkway, Sprain Brook Parkway, Bronx River, or Hutchinson River Parkway South to the Cross County Parkway West. Continue to the Saw Mill River Parkway North. Take exit 2 toward the Saw Mill Parkway North. Take Exit 5 from the Saw Mill Parkway – Yonkers Avenue exit. Turn right onto Yonkers Avenue. Follow Yonkers Avenue to Riverdale Avenue (Yonkers Avenue will merge into Nepperhan Ave. and then into Prospect St.) and turn right. Continue to follow directions above from Riverdale Avenue.

Travel by Public Transportation:

  • Subway:
    IRT #1 (#1 train Van Cortlandt and 242nd Street) to the last stop at 242nd Street. Take the Bee-Line (Westchester) bus #1 to the corner of Warburton Avenue and Dock Street or #2 to Getty Square. There is a free transfer from the NYC subway to the bus with your Metrocard.

    See Walking Directions from Getty Square below.
  • Bus (from Manhattan):
    The BxM3 Express bus runs to Yonkers from midtown and lower Manhattan. For information and schedules, click here.
  • Bus (from Westchester):
    Take any Westchester bus to Getty Square. See Walking Directions from Getty Square below.
  • Metro NorthAmtrak:
    Take any train to the Yonkers Station (5 Buena Vista Avenue). Northbound trains are near the NYC subway at Grand Central Terminal and 125th St.-Harlem (#4, 5 & 6 trains) or Marble Hill (the #1 train). Once at street level in the station, locate the main entrance to the station on Buena Vista/River Road. Exit the main entrance of the train station, walk to the left along Buena Vista/River Road about two blocks to Wells Avenue and turn right. Walk two blocks to iPark, Building #3 (there is a sign that reads “3” on the side of the red brick building). At the entrance to the building there is a sign that reads: The Otis Elevator Company.  Above the “Otis” icon is the number 2. That can be confusing because AJR is in Building #3 of the iPark complex. Ignore that number 2. AJR is on the second floor.

Walking Directions from Getty Square:
From Getty Square proceed to walk down Main Street to Warburton Avenue. Turn right on Warburton Avenue and walk to Dock Street. From Warburton Avenue and Dock Street, walk on Dock Street to Bashford Avenue and turn right. Walk one block to Wells Avenue and turn right. AJR is located on the second floor of iPark, Building #3 on the right hand side. At the entrance to the building there is a sign that reads: The Otis Elevator Company.  Above the “Otis” icon is the number 2. That can be confusing because AJR is in Building #3 of the iPark complex. Ignore that number 2. AJR is on the second floor.

Red Arrow – AJR
Blue Arrow- Warburton Garage
Green arrow – Train station