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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

December 21 - December 27

Friday Night Lights&Bites

Friday, January 30, 4:15PM

Approximately once a month, join us for a cocktails and hors d'oeuvres following evening services and Friday Night Lights.

Heretics and History: Pablo Christiani vs. Ramban: The Jewish-Christian Disputations

Join us for the second installment of our major lecture series, Heretics and History, featuring Rabbi Soloveichik.

Ski and Snowboard Trip- Registration deadline this Monday!

Thursday, December 25, 7:00AM

Hit the slopes for a day at Hunter Mountain with friends and family.

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

Hanukkah Eve of 5th Day & 5th Day Morning

  • Eve of the Fifth Day of Hanukkah

    Saturday Evening
    Shabbat Minhah with
    Motzae Shabbat & Hanukkah Arbit
    4:10 pm
    Habdalah &
    Lighting of Five Hanukkah Candles
    After 4:57 pm
    Fifth Day of Hanukkah Shahrit Service
    Sunday Morning
    8:00 am

Hanukkah - 6th Day & First Day of Two-Day Rosh Hodesh Tebeth

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    Lighting of Six Hanukkah Candles
    after sunset, 4:32 pm
    Sunday Evening (at home)
    Sunday Eve of 6th Day of Hanukkah & Eve of 1st Day Rosh Hodesh Tebeth Services
    at Synagogue [Arbit Only]
    6:30 pm
    Monday 6th Day Hanukkah & 1st Day Rosh Hodesh Tebeth Morning Services [Shahrit, Hallel & Musaf]
    7:15 am

Hanukkah - 7th Day & Second Day of Two-Day Rosh Hodesh Tebeth

  • Lighting of Seven Hanukkah Candles

    after sunset, 4:32 pm
    Monday Evening (at home)
    Monday Eve of 7th Day of Hanukkah & Eve of 2nd Day Rosh Hodesh Tebeth Services
    at Synagogue [Arbit Only]
    6:30 pm
    Tuesday 7th Day Hanukkah & 2nd Day Rosh Hodesh Tebeth Morning Services [Shahrit, Hallel & Musaf]
    7:15 am

Hanukkah - Eve of Eighth (Last) Day & Eighth (Last) Day Morning

  • Lighting of Eight Hanukkah Candles

    Tuesday Evening (at home)
    After Sunset - 4:33 pm
    Eve of Eighth Day of Hanukkah
    Synagogue Service Tuesday Evening
    [Arbit only] - 6:30 pm
    Wednesday Eighth Day Morning Service [Shahrit] - 7:15 am

Weekday Services December 21-26, 2014

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunday - 8:00 am
    Monday - Friday
    7:15 am*
    *Thursday Morning, December 25
    [Legal Holiday]
    8:00 am
     
    Evening Services [Arbit only]
    Sunday - Thursday
    6:30 pm

Shabbat Services December 26 - 27, 2014

  • Friday Evening

    Candle Lighting - 4:16 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 4:15 pm
    Sunset - 4:34 pm
     
    Saturday
    Morning Services - 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 3:30 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 4:10 pm
    Sunset - 4:35 pm
    Habdalah - 5:01 pm