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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

Purim Dinner and Celebration

Wednesday, March 4, 6:30PM

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

Shearith Israel Book Club

Wednesday, March 11, 8:00PM

If you have been looking for a great book to read and crave intellectual literary discussion, join the Shearith Israel book club!

Indian Cooking Class with Fiona Amiel

Wednesday, March 18, 7:00PM

Love Indian food?  Join Fiona Amiel for an interactive cooking demo while learning about the Jewish communities in India.

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 March 1 - 3, 2015

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunday - 8:00 am
    Monday - Tuesday - 7:15 am
    Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit]
    Sunday - Tuesday - 5:30 pm

Fast of Esther/Eve of Purim 5775

  • Fast begins at 5:05 am

    Fast Day Shahrit Service 7 :15 am
    Fast Day Minhah [men wear Tefillin] 5:30 pm
    Sunset 5:50 pm
    Arbit [Evening] Service 6:00 pm
    End of Fast 6:11 pm
    Reading of Megillah 6:15 pm
    Late Evening Reading of Megillah 8:00 pm

Purim Daytime Services 5775

  • Shahrit Service 7:15 am

    Morning Reading of Megillah 8:00 am
    Women's Megillah Reading 8:00 am
    Late Morning Reading of Megillah 11:00 am
    Purim Day Minhah & Arbit Services 5:30 pm

Purim Shushan 5775

  • Shahrit Service 7:15 am

    (regular weekday morning service)

Shabbat Services March 6 - 7, 2015

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting - 5:34 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 5:45 pm
    Sunset - 5:52 pm
    Morning Services - 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 4:30 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 5:30 pm
    Sunset - 5:54 pm
    Habdalah - 6:26 pm