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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

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This Week's Prayer Schedule

November 11 - November 17

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Thanksgiving Pack-A-Thon 2018

Thursday, November 22, 9:30AM

Join us and our local faith community partners - Drisha, the West End Collegiate Church, the Jewish...

From Recife to New York: A Shabbat Dinner With Today’s Conversos of Brazil

Friday, December 14

Descendants of Brazil’s Conversos will be coming to us all the way from their home in Recife, Brazil (365 years after Shearith...

REMEMBERING BAGHDAD--Between the Tigris and the Hudson: Celebrating Iraqi Jewish heritage at Shearith Israel

Sunday, December 16, 7:00PM

Hear first-hand accounts of life in Baghdad from Jews who lived through it and about how this ancient community still survives in...

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

Weekday Services November 11 - 16, 2018

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunday 8:00am
    Monday - Friday 7:15am
    Evening Services [*Arbit only]
    Sunday - Thursday 6:30pm
    *During the winter, when sunset is in the late afternoon, we only conduct the Arbit service on weeknight evenings.

Shabbat Services November 16 - 17, 2018

  • Friday Evening

    Candle Lighting 4:19pm
    Evening Services 4:15pm
    Friday Sunset 4:37pm
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 3:30pm
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 4:10pm
    Saturday Sunset 4:36pm
    Habdalah 5:04pm