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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

September 25 - October 1

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Shabbat Teshuba Derasha

Saturday, October 8


We invite you to attend  our annual Shabbat Teshubah Derashah delivered by Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik, during morning...

High Holiday Seating and Reservations

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

Sisterhood Succah Decoration

Thursday, October 13, 5:00PM

Our unique open air Elias Room sukkah is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Teens and adults, women and men, are...

Annual Simhat Torah Dinner and Ice Cream Extravaganza

Monday, October 24

Join us for our annual youth ice cream extravaganza following Hakafot on Simhat Torah!

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-Sept. 25-30, 2016

  • Morning Services - Shahrit 

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

Consecration Shabbat Services - September 30 - October 1, 2016

  • Anniversary of the Consecration of

    The Nineteenth Street Building in 1860
    Friday Evening
    Friday Evening Services 6:30 pm
    Candle Lighting 6:21 pm
    Friday Sunset 6:39 pm
    Morning Services 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 5:10 pm
    Minhah & Arbit (no selihot) 6:10 pm
    Saturday Sunset 6:37 pm
    Habdalah 7:10 pm