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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

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This Week's Prayer Schedule

August 9 - August 15

Minyan on the Portico schedule, Shabbat service at MDS, and other times can be found here

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Tisha B'Ab 5780


This year, we will stream the evening service, together with a special lecture by Rabbi Soloveichik, live from...

Join Our Outdoor Services

We are cautiously returning to services, with your health and safety in mind.

COVID-19 Programming & Response

Although we cannot gather in person for the moment, we can continue to learn together as a community. This page will be updated...

Coronavirus Update, July 20, 2020:  
Our Synagogue Reopening Working Group and the Synagogue’s Board of Trustees approved the recommendations of the engineers and architects for commencing outdoor services on the portico, and we are currently holding a small Minha/Arbit minyan on Sunday - Thursday at 6:45pm, and a morning Shahrit minyan on Mondays, Thursdays, and occasional special days, at 7:15 am. 
We are also introuducing an outdoor Shabbat morning service at Manhattan Day School on Shabbat Hazon. For more information and to request a place in a service, please click here. 
Looking ahead, the Working Group vetted an extensive series of reports from the engineers and architects for how to make one or more of our indoor spaces as safe as practicable for the resumption of services there. We are evaluating with great care and caution. Your health and safety are of top priority. Please continue to follow our leadership updates, which can also be accessed at the bottom of this page.  


Until we are able to come back together for other in person programs and activities- and to our friends who reside far away- we remain virtually close through our wide array of virtual programs, lectures, classes, and activities, along with the many acts of hesed that are being provided by our wonderful congregants and staff.


Check our COVID-19 webpages for all virtual programming details and resources and follow our emails for updates and reminders.




Prayer Schedule

Weekday Service Times August 9 - 14, 2020

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunrise between 6:01-6:06am
    Read Shema before 9:31-9:33am
    Pray Amida before 10:41-10:42am
    Monday & Thursday Shahrit on Portico
    Monday & Thursday Only at 7:15am
    By Confirmed Application & Reservation:
    Please Fill-out Portico Minyan Interest Form
    Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit]
    Minha Amida (Minha Gedola) after 1:37-1:35pm
    Arbit Amida (Pelag HaMinha) after 6:35-6:28pm
    Sunset 8:02-7:55pm
    Weekday Minha & Arbit Services on Portico
    Daily, Sunday through Thursday, 6:30pm
    By Confirmed Application & Reservation:
    Please Fill-out Portico Minyan Interest Form

Shabbat Service Times August 14 - 15, 2020

  • Friday Eve

    Minha Amida (Minha Gedola) after 1:35pm
    Arbit Amida (Pelag HaMinha) after 6:28pm
    Friday Eve Services on Portico 6:45pm
    By Confirmed Application & Reservation:
    Please Fill-out Portico Minyan Interest Form
    Candle Lighting 7:37pm
    Friday Sunset 7:55pm
    Sunrise 6:07am
    Saturday Shabbat  Morning Services
    On Roof of Manhattan Day School,
    310 W 75th St, 9:00-10:30am
    By Confirmed Application & Reservation:
    Please Fill-out Shabbat Service form
    Read Shema before 9:33am
    Pray Amida before 10:42am
    Parashah: Reeh
    Minha Amida (Minha Gedola) after 1:34pm
    Arbit Amida (Pelag HaMinha) after 6:27pm
    Saturday Sunset 7:53pm
    Habdalah 8:32pm