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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. 

Wine and Cheese: A Pre-Pesah Educulinary Event with Rabbi Soloveichik

Wednesday, March 29, 7:00PM

 In the tradition of our past stand-out “edu-culinary” events, this fall we are delighted to bring you a special wine and cheese...

Pre-Pesah Shabbat Dinner

Friday, April 7

Following evening services ease your Pesah preparations and join us for a lovely buffet dinner. Preferred pricing for members.  Register...

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, March 26-31, 2017

  • Morning Services 

    Sunday 8:00 am
    Monday - Friday 7:15 am
     
    Evening Services - Minhah & Arbit
    Sunday - Thursday 6:30 pm
     

Rosh Hodesh Nisan [One-Day] March 27-28, 2017

  • Monday Evening & Tuesday

    Services follow Weekday Schedule

Shabbat Services March 31-April 1

  • Friday Eve

    *Candle Lighting 7:02pm
    Services [Minhah & Arbit] 6:45pm
    *NOTE: 18 minutes or somewhat less before sunset is the latest time to light Shabbat candles if one is staying home. However, when synagogue services are scheduled early, including all spring and summer Friday Eve Services, those attending services should arrange to have candles lit earlier.
     
    Saturday
    Morning Services 8:15 am
    Shahrit, Torah, Musaf & Sermon/Seminar 9:00-11:45am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class 5:55pm
    Minhah & Arbit 6:55pm
    Sunset 7:21pm
    Habdalah 7:57pm