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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. 

From Slave to Merchant Princess: The Remarkable Journey of Sarah Brandon Moses

Tuesday, June 9, 8:00PM

Dr Laura A. Leibman is professor of English and Humanities at Reed College. Her most recent book, “Messianism, Secrecy, and Mysticism:...

End of Year Picnic

Saturday, June 13, 12:45AM

Bring a picnic blanket and join us at Central Park following morning services.

Pay Tribute to Rabbi Ira Rohde for 25 Years of Devoted Service as our Hazzan

Saturday, June 20

Following morning services, join us for a special tribute to Rabbi Rohde and a Kiddush luncheon in his honor.  Click here to...

Graduation Kiddush and Scroll of Honor

Saturday, June 20, 11:30AM

Let’s spread the good news and celebrate the success and accomplishments of all our graduates from pre-school to PhDs!  Click...

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

First Day of Shabu'ot/Eve of Second Day of Shabu'ot 5775

  • First Day of Shabu'ot:

    Zemirot - 8:15 am
    Shahrit & Hallel - 9:00 am
    Torah Reading [The Ten Commandments] - 9:50 am
    Haftarah, Musaf, Sermon & Service Conclusion - 10:25 - 11:25 am
    Girls' Reading of the Book of Ruth - 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Eve of Second Day of Shabu'ot:
    Reading of Intro & First Part of Azharot - 7:30 pm
    Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit] - 8:00 pm
    Sunset - 8:13 pm
    Candle Lighting - after 8:40 pm

Second Day of Shabu'ot - 5775 & Memorial Day - Legal Holiday

  • Zemirot - 8:15 am

    Shahrit, Hallel, Torah, Sermon & Musaf - 9:00 - 11:50 am
    Reading of Second Park of Azharot Poem - 7:30 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 8:00 pm
    Sunset - 8:14 pm
    Evening Festival Habdalah - 8:41 pm

Weekday Services May 26-29, 2015

  • Morning Services

    Tuesday - Friday - 7:15 am
    Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit]
    Tuesday - Thursday - 6:45 pm

Shabbat Services May 29-30, 2015

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting - 8:00 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 6:45 pm
    Sunset - 8:18 pm
    Morning Services - 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 6:55 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 7:55 pm
    Sunset - 8:19 pm
    Habdalah - 9:01 pm