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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
Photo by Wyatt Gallery
courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film

At the Synagogue

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00PM

Photographer, Wyatt Gallery’s newly released book Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean: The Legacy of Judaism in the New World highlights...

Film Screening: Carvalho's Journey

Wednesday, May 17, 7:00PM

Screened in the 2016 NY Jewish Film Festival to critical acclaim, Carvalho’s Journey tells the amazing story of Solomon Nunes...

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 April 23 - 28, 2017

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

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

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day [Observed]

  • Sunday Evening thru Monday Afternoon

    Regular Weekday Service Times
    Hashkaba Recited Sunday Evening

Rosh Hodesh Iyar [Two Day Rosh Hodesh] Nisan 30th - Iyar 1st, 5777

  • Tuesday Evening, Wednesday & Thursday

    Services at Usual Weekday Times

Shabbat Services April 28-29, 2017

  • Friday Eve

    Candles (18 min. before sunset) 7:31pm
    Services [Minhah & Arbit] 6:45pm
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Torah Reading: Tazria-Metsora
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 6:25pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:25pm
    Sunset 7:50pm
    Habdalah 8:30 pm