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Congregation Shearith Israel

The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue America's First Jewish Congregation Bem vindo ao lar Bienvenido a casa ברוכים הבאים הביתה The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
Congregation Shearith Israel, Sanctuary

At the Synagogue

This Week's Prayer Schedule

February 7 - February 13

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 


Tuesday, March 8, 7:00PM

Featuring a short shiur by Rabbi Soloveichik, HerringFest! is sure to be an unforgettable culinary experience of Shearith Israel's...

The Future Face of Israel: Ethiopian Shabbat Dinner

Friday, March 11

Learn more about the adaptation and achievements of this last remnant of the Jewish people during this traditional Ethiopian meal....

Purim Dinner and Celebration

Wednesday, March 23

Join us for Megillah reading in our beautiful Main Sanctuary followed by a festive community dinner. 

Welcome to Congregation Shearith Israel, America's first Jewish congregation, founded in1654 by 23 Jews of Spanish and Portuguese descent.  Today, Jews of all backgrounds make up our welcoming, traditional community. Explore this site, and then visit the synagogue to experience the beauty and vitality of this Jewish and American treasure.

Prayer Schedule

Weekday Services February 7-12, 2016

  • Morning Services

    Sunday 8:00 am
    Monday - Friday 7:15 am
    Evening Services [Arbit only]
    Sunday - Thursday 6:30 pm

Two-Day Rosh Hodesh Adar I - February 8 - 10, 2016

  • Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

    Evening Service 6:30 pm [Arbit only]
    Tuesday & Wednesday
    Morning Services 7:15 am

Shabbat Services February 12 - 13, 2016

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting 5:08 pm
    Services 5:15 pm
    Morning Services 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Torah Reading: Terumah
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 4:00 pm
    Minhah & Arbit 5:00 pm
    Sunset 5:28 pm
    Habdalah 5:58 pm