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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 Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Pesah Haggadot (Seders) - DEADLINE Sunday, March 29

  Join us for Haggadot (Spanish & Portuguese Seders) on the first two nights of Passover.  Each spirited and interactive...

Shabbat Hagadol Derasha

Saturday, March 28, 8:15AM

Hear Rabbi Soloveichik and sponsor the kiddush to follow.

Halakhic Dinner

Tuesday, May 5, 7:00PM

Did you know that giraffes are kosher?  How about locusts? They are! Rabbi Soloveichik will entertain and enlighten with a special...

“Hidden Heritage: The Secret Jews of Portugal”

Monday, June 22, 9:00AM

Rabbi Morris, together with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, retrace the footsteps of Portugal’s Jews on a 500-year journey of persecution,...

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

Weekday Services March 22-27, 2015

  • Morning Services

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

Shabbat HaGadol Services March 27-28, 2015

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting - 6:57 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 6:45 pm
    Sunset - 7:15 pm
    Morning Services - 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 5:50 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 6:50 pm
    Sunset - 7:16 pm
    Habdalah - 7:52 pm