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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
Photo courtesy for Annie Ling of the New York Times
The memorial of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin who was assassinated in 1995.

At the Synagogue

The Third State: What Can We Learn from History for the Flourishing of Modern Israel and Judaism

Wednesday, July 30, 8:00PM

The Third Installment of our Special Three Weeks Series taught by Lawrence H. Schiffman, Vice...

The Many Tisha B'Abs of Don Isaac Abrabanel

Monday, August 4, 9:45PM

Following the evening reading of Eikhah, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik delivers a Tisha B'Ab sermon.

Among the Righteous

Tuesday, August 5, 5:00PM


Join us for a Tisha B'Ab film viewing before an afternoon class with Rabbi Richard Hidary.


Surviving Trauma: How Judaism Reacts to National Tragedy

Tuesday, August 5, 6:00PM

A Tisha B'Ab Afternoon class taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary an hour before Minhah.

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 July 27 - August 1, 2014

  • Morning Service [Shahrit]

    8:00 am
  • Morning Service [Shahrit]

    7:15 am
    Monday - Friday
  • Evening Service [Minhah & Arbit]  

    6:30 pm
    Sunday - Thursday

Rosh Hodesh Ab [One Day Rosh Hodesh] 5774

  • Services follow Weekday Schedule

Shabbat Hazon Services August 1 - 2

  • Friday Evening Candle Lighting

    7:55 pm
  • Friday Evening Sunset

    8:13 pm
  • Friday Evening Services

    6:45 pm
  • Saturday Morning Zemirot

    8:30 am
  • Saturday Morning Shahrit

    9:00 am
  • Saturday Morning Torah Service

    9:45 am
  • Saturday Morning Returning Torah, Musaf & Conclusion of Service

    10:30 - 11:45 am
    Sermon by Rabbi Richard Hidary
  • Saturday Evening Class & Seudah Shelishit

    6:45 pm
  • Saturday Evening Minhah & Arbit

    7:45 pm
  • Saturday Evening Sunset

    8:11 pm
  • Habdalah

    8:52 pm