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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

November 22 - November 28

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

British Invasion Shabbat Dinner

Friday, December 4

Drawing on first-hand experience of working at Buckingham Palace, and using objects from his time working there, Zaki Cooper will...

Coloring the Arch of Titus Menorah: Recent Discoveries in Rome

Monday, December 7, 7:00PM

Join us for a guest lecture by Professor Steve Fine during Rabbi Hidary’s Second Temple History class as he presents a special...

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 November 22-25, 2015

  • Morning Services

    Sunday 8:00 am
    Monday - Wednesday - 7:15 am
    Evening Services [Arbit only]
    Sunday - Wednesday - 6:30 pm

Thanksgiving Services 2015

  • Morning Service

    Thursday Morning 7:45 am
    Seminar & Parade Viewing
    Following Services
    Evening Service [Arbit only]
    Thursday Evening 6:30 pm

Shabbat Services November 27-28, 2015

  • Friday Candle Lighting 4:12 pm

    Friday Sunset 4:30 pm
    Friday Minhah & Arbit 4:15 pm
    Shabbat Morning Services 8:15 am
    Shahrit 9:00 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class 3:15 pm
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 4:05 pm
    Saturday Sunset 4:30 pm
    Habdalah 4:57 pm

Weekday Service November 27, 2015

  • Morning Service

    Friday - 7:15 am