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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. 

Q & A: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tisha B'Ab at Shearith Israel

Wednesday, July 26, 7:15PM

 Join our Shamash, Z. Edinger, on Wednesday night July 26 as he teaches about our unique Tisha B'ab customs.


Tisha B'Ab Public Lecture

Monday, July 31, 8:30PM

Following the reading of Eikha, Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver a lecture.  

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 July 16 - 21, 2017

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunday 8:00am
    Monday - Friday 7:15am
    Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit]
    Sunday - Thursday 6:45pm

Shabbat Shimu July 21 - 22, 2017

  • Friday Eve

    Candles (18 min. before sunset) 8:04pm
    Services [Minhah & Arbit] 6:45pm
    Morning Services 8:30-11:45am
    Torah Reading: Mattoth-Mase-Shimu
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 6:55pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:55pm
    Saturday Sunset 8:22pm
    Habdalah 9:03pm