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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

This Week's Prayer Schedule

September 18 - September 24

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Divine Dialogue: Paths to Approaching God in Prayer

Monday, September 26, 7:00PM

Join us for this special class taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary to prepare us for the High Holidays on the topic of “Satan's Yom...

Scholar in Residence: Dr. Ronnie Perelis

Saturday, September 24

Join us this Shabbat as we welcome back esteemed scholar, Dr. Ronnie Perelis. 

Apple Picking

Sunday, September 25, 12:00PM

Apple picking is not just for kids! Just in time for Rosh Hashana, everyone is invited to join us for a lovely day of apple picking...

Shabbat Teshuba Derasha

Saturday, October 8


We invite you to attend  our annual Shabbat Teshubah Derashah delivered by Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik, during morning...

High Holiday Seating and Reservations

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

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 Sept. 18-23, 2016

  • Morning Service-Shahrit 

    Sunday 8:00 am
    Monday - Friday 7:15 am
    Minhah, Arbit & Selihot 
    Sunday - Thursday 6:30 pm

Shabbat Services Sept. 23-24, 2016

  • Friday

    Evening Services 6:30 pm
    Candle Lighting 6:32 pm
    Morning Services 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 5:25 pm
    Minhah, Arbit & Selihot 6:25 pm
    Sunset 6:49 pm
    Habdalah 7:23 pm