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Visiting AJR

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. 

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

From the West  From Riverdale Ave to Warburton Parking Garage  
From the South   From Riverdale Ave to to AJR  
From the East
via Whitestone Bridge
 For Ordination: Directions to the Yonkers Public Library  
From the East via RFK Bridge                       
From the North    

Via Public Transportation

 

Traveling by Car

 

From the West (New Jersey, Pennsylvania)
  • Take the preferred route to the George Washington Bridge and head towards Manhattan
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 1 for H Hudson Pkwy/NY-9A
  • Travel North on Manhattan’s West Side Highway to Exit 22 – West 253rd Street
  • Turn right at the stop sign onto 253rd Street
  • Bear right at the fork to cross over the H. Hudson Parkway
  • Continue to bear right and at the stop sign turn right onto Riverdale Avenue.
  • Continue to follow directions from Riverdale Avenue

From the South

 
  • Travel North on Manhattan’s West Side Highway to Exit 22 – West 253rd Street
  • Turn right at the stop sign onto 253rd Street
  • Bear right at the fork to cross over the H. Hudson Parkway
  • Continue to bear right and at the stop sign turn right onto Riverdale Avenue.
  • Continue to follow directions from Riverdale Avenue

Whitestone

From the East via Whitestone Bridge (Long Island, Queens)
  • Take preferred route to the Whitestone Bridge
  • Continue onto Hutchinson River Parkway North to Exit 13
  • Merge onto the Cross County Parkway to Exit 2
  • Merge onto Saw Mill Parkway North to Exit 5, Yonkers Avenue
  • Turn right onto Yonkers Ave
  • Follow Yonkers Avenue/Nepperhan Ave/Prospect Street
  • Follow this road and turn right onto Riverdale Avenue
  • Continue to follow directions from Riverdale Avenue

RFK Bridge

From the East via RFK Bridge (Long Island, Queens)
  • Take preferred route to the I-278 E/RFK Bridge to Exit 47
  • Merge onto I-87 N/Major Deegan Expressway to Exit 12
  • Take exit 12 toward H Hudson Pkwy S/Saw Mill Pkwy N
  • Merge onto Mosholu Pkwy to Saw Mill River Parkway N exit
  • Merge onto Saw Mill Parkway North to Exit 5, Yonkers Avenue
  • Turn right onto Yonkers Ave
  • Follow Yonkers Avenue/Nepperhan Ave/Prospect St and turn right onto Riverdale Avenue
  • Continue to follow directions from Riverdale Avenue

North

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.
  • Take exit 2 toward the Saw Mill Parkway North.
  • Merge onto Saw Mill Parkway North to Exit 5, Yonkers Avenue
  • Turn right onto Yonkers Ave
  • Follow Yonkers Avenue/Nepperhan Ave/Prospect St and turn right onto Riverdale Avenue
  • Continue to follow directions above from Riverdale Avenue.

 Warburton

From Riverdale Ave – To Warburton Parking Garage
  • Driving north on Riverdale Avenue, continue until it becomes Warburton Avenue (at Main Street).
  • At the second light (not including Main Street), turn left into the Warburton Garage.
  • After parking, take the elevator or the stairs next to the elevator to the first floor.
  • Turn left towards the path & gate adjacent to the AJR building. The gate should be open.
  • Follow the path around to the left.
  • The AJR building entrance is on the left; iPark Building #3 with a sign that reads: The Otis Elevator Company.
  • AJR is on the second floor.

 AJR

From Riverdale Avenue – To AJR
  • Driving north on Riverdale Avenue, continue 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.
 

 Public Transport

Travel by Public Transportation
 
Metro North
  • Take any train to the Yonkers Station (5 Buena Vista Avenue).
  • Northbound trains are available at Grand Central Terminal and 125th St.-Harlem (via Subway – 4, 5 & 6 trains) or Marble Hill (via Subway – 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.  The NY State Senator’s Office is outside on the left and Café 28 is on the left.
  • AJR is on the second floor inside the building.

 

Subway
  • Uptown 1 Train to the last stop at 242nd Street.
  • Catch the Bee-Line (Westchester) #1 Bus and take it to the corner of Warburton Avenue and Dock Street or the Bee-Line #2 Bus 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
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 and turn right onto Wells Ave
  • Building #3 will be on the right
  • At the entrance to the building there is a sign that reads: The Otis Elevator Company.  The NY State Senator’s Office is outside on the left and Café 28 is on the left.
  • AJR is on the second floor inside the building.

Ordination

For Ordination and Graduation: Directions to Yonkers Public Library
 

There are two parking garages in the vicinity of Yonkers Public Library, the Warburton Garage and the Buena Vista Parking Garage. Please note, the Warburton Garage fills up quickly during the day and there may not be space available. 

  • Directions to Buena Vista Parking Garage, 20 Buena Vista Ave: click here

 

  • Walking directions to Yonkers Public Library from Buena Vista Garage:
    • Exit the parking garage and make your way to Buena Vista Ave
    • Walk two blocks to Dock Street (Buena Vista Ave turns into River St). The Library is located on the NE corner of of Dock Street & Buena Vista Ave/River St

 

  • Walking directions to the Yonkers Public Library from Warburton Garage, 45 Warburton Ave:
    • Follow Directions to Warburton Garage
    • After parking, take the elevator or the stairs next to the elevator to the first floor.
    • Turn left towards the red brick building (do not go through the gate as if you are going to AJR)
    • Turn left again and walk one block to Dock Street
    • Turn right onto Dock Street and walk a few blocks to Buena Vista Ave/River Street
    • The Library will be on the right (NE Corner of Dock Street & Buena Vista Ave/River St).