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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. 

S&P Around the World

Learn about our sister Spanish and Portuguese communities and hear first-hand accounts directly from friends who grew up in them,...

Communal Beth Olam Cemetery Trip

Sunday, August 26, 10:00AM

Join us for a communal visit at Beth Olam, the congregation's cemetery in Queens.

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 Elul [Two Day Rosh Hodesh] Menahem Ab 30th-Elul 1st, 5778

  • First Day Rosh Hodesh Elul

    Shabbat Rosh Hodesh
    Fri. Eve, August 10 & Sat. August 11
    Second Day Rosh Hodesh Tammuz
    Sat. Eve, August 11 & Sun. August 12
    All Services follow regular Shabbat & Sunday Schedules

Weekday Services August 12 - 17, 2018

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunday, 2nd Day Rosh Hodesh 8:00am
    Monday - Friday 7:15am
    Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit]
    Sunday - Thursday 6:30pm

Shabbat Services August 17 - 18, 2018

  • Friday Eve

    Minhah & Arbit 6:45pm
    Candle Lighting 7:33pm
    Sunset 7:51pm
    Morning Services 8:30-11:45am
    Class 6:25pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:25pm
    Sunset 7:50pm
    Habdalah 8:28pm