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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

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

High Holiday Seating and Reservations

Full Members, Associate Members and Guests may purchase High Holiday seats for our  main and parallel services. 

Hebra Sponsored Cemetery Visit

Sunday, August 30

For those wishing to visit our cemetery before Rosh Hashanah during the month of Elul, The Hebra Hased Va'Amet is sponsoring a communal...

Rabbi Soloveichik and Rabbi Hidary on the High Holiday Liturgy

Thursday, September 3

Following evening services, prepare for the new year with the clergy of Shearith Israel.  Rabbi Soloveichik and Rabbi Hidary will...

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 August 23-28, 2015

  • Morning Services

    Sunday 8:00 am
    Monday - Friday - 7:15 am
     
    Evening Services
    [Minhah, Arbit & Selihot*]
    Sunday - Thursday - 6:30 pm
    *During the Month of Elul & during
    the Ten Days of Penitence in Tishri,
    Abridged Evening Selihot Supplications
    Follow Immediately after Weekday Arbit.

Shabbat Services August 28-29, 2015

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting - 7:17 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 6:45 pm
    Sunset - 7:35 pm
     
    Saturday
    Morning Services - 8:30 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 6:05 pm
    Minhah, Arbit & Selihot* - 7:05 pm
    Sunset - 7:33 pm
    Habdalah - 8:11 pm
    *During the Month of Elul & during
    the Ten Days of Penitence in Tishri,
    Abridged Evening Selihot Supplications
    Follow Immediately after Weekday Arbit.