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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

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This Week's Prayer Schedule

February 18 - February 24

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Purim Celebration and Herringfest: The Purim Edition

Wednesday, February 28, 6:15PM

Join us for Megillah reading, and a herring-infused dinner for registered guests.

Pulpit Swap Shabbat

Saturday, March 10

Rabbis Levine and Soloveichik will “swap” synagogues on this shabbat, enjoying the warmth of their peer kehillot and...

Passover and the American Imagination

Sunday, March 18, 9:00AM

A major symposium and luncheon - as part of our Year of Years programming and events, leading up to...

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 February 18-23, 2018

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]:

     
    Sunday, February 18th
    Morning Services [Shahrit] 8:00am
     
    Presidents' Day Legal Holiday
    Monday, February 19th
    Morning Services [Shahrit] 8:00am
     
    Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23
    Morning Services [Shahrit] 7:15am
     
    Evening Services
    Sunday [Minhah & Arbit] 5:15pm
    Monday-Thursday [Arbit Only] 6:30pm

Shabbat Zakhor Services February 23-24, 2018

  • Friday Eve

    Candles (18 min. before sunset) 5:22pm
    Services [Minhah & Arbit] 5:30pm
     
    Saturday
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Torah Reading: Tetsavveh-Zakhor
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 4:15pm
    Minhah & Arbit 5:15pm
    Saturday Sunset 5:41pm
    Habdalah 6:13pm
     
    Shabbat Zakhor/Mi Khamokha, is the Sabbath preceding Purim. Judah HaLevy's poem, "Mi Khamokha" is read Saturday at 9:00 am. Deut. 25:17-19, beginning "Zakhor ‘Remember [Amalek],’” is added to the regular Parashah reading," because Haman was presumed a descendant of the tribe of Amalek, the first "annihilators" of Israel.