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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
A rendering of Rambam (Maimonides) courtesy of The Forward.

At the Synagogue

This Week's Prayer Schedule

August 31 - September 6

Public Tour of the Synagogue

Tuesday, September 9, 11:00AM

Individuals and groups are welcome to attend a free, guided tour led by a member of our clergy or a trained docent.

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Class: Rambam's Four Step Guide to Knowing God

Monday, September 22, 7:00PM

Join us for a class in preparation for Rosh Hashanah focused on Rambam's Guide for the Perplexed taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary.

Shabbat Teshubah Derashah: Shoeless Jew: A Reflection on Soles and Souls

Saturday, September 27, 8:15AM

On the Shabbat before Kippur, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik will deliver Shearith Israel’s second annual Shabbat Teshubah Derashah.

Pre-Kippur Class: Striving for Human Perfection & Finding True Meaning in Life

Monday, September 29, 7:00PM

Join us for a class in preparation for Rosh Hashanah focused on Rambam's Guide for the Perplexed taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary.

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 August 31 - September 5

  • Morning Service [Shahrit]

    8:00 am
    Sunday
  • Morning Service [Shahrit]

    8:00 am
    Monday [Labor Day]
  • Morning Service [Shahrit]

    7:15 am
    Tuesday - Friday
  • Evening Service [Minhah/Arbit]

    6:30 pm
    Sunday - Thursday

Shabbat Services September 5 - 6

  • Candle Lighting..................... 7:04 P.M.

    Friday Evening Sunset........... 7:22 P.M.
    Friday Evening Services......... 6:45 P.M.
    Shabbat Morning Services.... 8:15 A.M
    Sermon by Rabbi Hidary...... 9:30 A.M.
    Seudah Shelishit & Class....... 5:45 P.M.
    Saturday Evening Services..... 6:45 P.M.
    Saturday Evening Sunset....... 7:20 P.M.
    Habdalah................................. 7:57 P.M.