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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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Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

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 June 18 - 23, 2017

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunday 8:00am
    Monday - Friday 7:15am
    Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit]
    Sunday - Thursday 6:45pm

Shabbat & 1st Day Rosh Hodesh Tammuz Services June 23 - 24, 2017

  • Friday Eve

    Candles (18 min. before sunset) 8:13pm
    Services [Minhah & Arbit] 6:45pm
    Morning Services 8:30-11:45am
    Torah Reading: Korah-Rosh Hodesh
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 7:05pm
    Minhah & Arbit 8:05pm
    Sunset 8:31pm
    Habdalah 9:13pm

Rosh Hodesh Tammuz [Two Day Rosh Hodesh], Sivan 30th-Tammuz 1st, 5777: Fri. Eve, June 23, Sat., June 24, & Sun., June 25

  • First Day Rosh Hodesh Tammuz

    Shabbat Rosh Hodesh
    Fri. Eve, June 23 & Sat. June 24
    Second Day Rosh Hodesh Tammuz
    Sat. Eve, June 24 & Sun. June 25
    All Services follow regular Shabbat & Sunday Schedule