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Friday Night Services Guide

We are thrilled with the number of new members and guests who have been joining us for services, classes, special lectures, and events over the past few years. Surely one of the highlights of our service is our Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat, capped by Rabbi Soloveichik’s Friday Night Lights talks. So many have told us how beautiful and inspiring these services are. But some have also told us that they wish they had a deeper understanding of our service, liturgy, music, and customs. Our clergy, leadership, and veteran members are eager for you to learn and settle in as well.

 

In follow up to our recently published, Guide for the Perplexed: A Newcomer's Primer to Congregation Shearith Israel, we created a new guide, Friday Night Services: A  Guide to Congregation Shearith Israel’s Unique Customs.

 

We are offering sponsorship opportunties to support this endeavor and would be delighted to include your name in the upcoming second edition of this beautiful publication.

To sponsor, click here, and for larger underwriting opporutnities contact Executive Director, Barbara Reiss at (212) 873-0300, x215.

 

Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history. 

1730
Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

1895