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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. 

Spinoza's Universe

A day of guest speakers will explore Baruch Spinoza's philosophy in the context of the tumultuous world of the 17th Century Holland,...

Visiting Scholar: Professor Laura Arnold Leibman

Saturday, April 21

We are delighted to welcome Professor Laura Arnold Leibman, who will deliver two historical lectures.

Israel At 70 Lecture Series

Saturday, May 5, 11:00AM

Join us for these special lectures by Rabbi Soloveichik, marking this momentous anniversary of the State of Israel. 

Visiting Scholar: Dr. Geoffrey Herman

Saturday, April 28

We welcome Dr. Geoffrey Herman, who will deliver two lectures on this Shabbat.

Lag La'Omer Singles Party

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30PM

Shearith Israel is a co-sponsor of this Israeli-themed buffet event with an ice cream bar, followed by a performance by NYC comedian,...

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

Rosh Hodesh Iyar [Two-Day Rosh Hodesh]


    Sunday, April 15 & Monday, April 16
    Services follow regular Saturday Evening, Sunday & Monday Schedules

Weekday Services April 15-20, 2018

  • Morning Services

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

Yom Ha'Atzma'ut - Israeli Independence Day [Observed]

  • Wednesday Evening through

    Thursday Afternoon, at
    Regular Weekday Service Times
    Congregational Observance & Lecture
    on Wednesday Evening.
    Recitation of Hallel Thursday Morning

Shabbat Services April 20-21, 2018

  • Friday Eve

    Minhah & Arbit 6:30pm
    Candle Lighting 7:23pm
    Sunset 7:41pm
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Class 6:20pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:20pm
    Sunset 7:42pm
    Habdalah 8:20pm