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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 19 - February 25

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Purim Dinner and Celebration

Saturday, March 11

Join us for Megillah reading in our beautiful Main Sanctuary and register for our festive community dinner which follows.

Welcome to Congregation Shearith Israel, America's first Jewish congregation, founded in 1654 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 Feb. 19-24, 2017

  • Morning Services 

    Sunday 8:00 am
    Monday, Feb. 20th:
    Presidents Day Legal Holiday - 8:00 am
    Tuesday - Friday 7:15 am
    Evening Services - Minhah & Arbit
    Sunday - Thursday 5:30 pm

Shabbat Shekalim Services - February 24-25, 2017

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting 5:24 pm
    Services 5:30 pm
    Morning Services 8:15 am
    Shahrit, Torah, Musaf & Sermon/Seminar 9:00-11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class 4:15 pm
    Minhah & Arbit 5:15 pm
    Sunset 5:43 pm
    Habdalah 6:14 pm

Rosh Hodesh Adar [Two-Day] 5777 February 25, 26 & 27

  • Follows Regular Saturday Evening,

    Sunday & Monday Service Schedule