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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

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Lecture Series for the Three Weeks

Monday, July 6, 7:15PM

This series reviews the relationship between the Romans and the Jews during the end of the Second Temple Period.

Hebra Sponsored Cemetery Visit

Sunday, August 30

For those wishing to visit our cemetery before Rosh Hashanah during the month of Elul, The Hebra Hased Va'Amet is sponsoring a communal...

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

Fast of (17th of) Tammuz (Observed) - 5775

  • Observed Tammuz 18, 5775

    Sunday, July 5, 2015
    Dawn [fast begins] 3:43 am
    Morning Service 8:00 am
    Minhah/Arbit 7:45 pm
    Sunset 8:31 pm
    End of Fast 8:58 pm

Weekday Services July 5-10, 2015

  • Morning Services

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

Shabbat Dibre Services - July 10-11, 2015

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting - 8:11 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 6:45 pm
    Sunset - 8:29 pm
    Morning Services - 8:30 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 7:05 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 8:05 pm
    Sunset - 8:29 pm
    Habdalah - 9:11 pm