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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
Toddlers becoming artists.

At the Synagogue

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

High Holiday Seating and Reservations

Full Members, Associate Members and Guests may purchase High Holiday seats for our  main and parallel services. 

Weekday Toddler Program

Shearith Israel’s popular Toddler Program is held twice a week for children aged 16-34 months with an adult caregiver. 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 August 13 - 18, 2017

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

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

Shabbat Services August 18 - 19, 2017

  • Friday Eve

    Candles (18 min. before sunset) 7:31pm
    Services [Minhah & Arbit] 6:45pm
     
    Saturday
    Morning Services 8:30-11:45am
    Torah Reading: Reeh
    Class 6:25pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:25pm
    Sunset 7:48pm
    Habdalah 8:26pm