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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 14 - September 20

Caring Connection Meeting

Wednesday, September 17, 7:30PM

Join us for the first Caring Connection meeting of the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce more volunteer work into...

Parallel Services for Rosh Hashanah and Kippur

Our traditional Parallel Services are held in the Levy Auditorium and are geared toward congregants who are interested in more explanations...

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Class: Rambam's Four Step Guide to Knowing God

Monday, September 22, 7:00PM

Join us for a class in preparation for Rosh Hashanah focused on Rambam's Guide for the Perplexed taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary.

Shabbat Teshubah Derashah: Shoeless Jew: A Reflection on Soles and Souls

Saturday, September 27, 8:15AM

On the Shabbat before Kippur, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik will deliver Shearith Israel’s second annual Shabbat Teshubah Derashah.

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 September 14 - 19

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    8:00 am
    Sunday
  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    7:15 am
    Monday - Friday
  • Evening Services [Minhah/Arbit]

    6:30 pm
    Monday - Thursday

Shabbat Services September 19 - 20

  • Candle Lighting..................... 6:40 P.M.

    Friday Evening Sunset........... 6:58 P.M.
    Friday Evening Services......... 6:45 P.M.
    Shabbat Morning Services.... 8:15 A.M.
    Bar Mitzvah...Akiva Raphael Haberman
    Sermon by Rabbi Soloveichik
    Seudah Shelishit & Class....... 5:30 P.M.
    Saturday Evening Services..... 6:30 P.M.
    Saturday Evening Sunset....... 6:57 P.M.
    Habdalah................................. 7:31 P.M.