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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. 

Shabuot Public Lecture

Saturday, May 23, 11:30PM

Do not miss Rabbi Meir Soloveichik's Shabuot Public Lecture on the topic "Jews and Booze: A Halakhic Tale of Godfathers and God-fearers...

End of Year Picnic

Saturday, June 13, 12:45AM

Bring a picnic blanket and join us at Central Park following morning services.

Graduation Kiddush and Scroll of Honor

Saturday, June 20, 11:30AM

Let’s spread the good news and celebrate the success and accomplishments of all our graduates from pre-school to PhDs!  Click...

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

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Reunification Day)

  • Services Follow Regular Saturday Evening & Sunday Schedule.


Weekday Services May 17-22, 2015

  • Morning Services

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

Rosh Hodesh Sivan [One Day Rosh Hodesh]

  • Services follow Weekday Schedule

Shabbat Eve of Shabuot Services May 22-23, 2015

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting - 7:54 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 6:45 pm
    Sunset - 8:12 pm
    Morning Services - 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 6:55 pm
    Shabbat Minhah/Eve of Shabuot Arbit - 7:55 pm
    Sunset - 8:13 pm
    End of Shabbat/Eve of Shabuot
    Festival Candle Lighting - 8:54 pm

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  • Shabbat Afternoon Seuda Shelishit & Class - 6:55 pm

    Evening Services [Shabbat Minhah & Festival Arbit] - 7:55 pm
    Saturday Sunset 8:13 pm
    End of Shabbat/Feestival Candle Lighting - after 8:54 pm
    Late Night Rabbi's Study Session