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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

This Week's Prayer Schedule

September 14 - September 20

Parallel Services for Rosh Hashanah and Kippur

Our traditional Parallel Services are held in the Levy Auditorium and are geared toward congregants who are interested in more explanations...

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Class: Rambam's Four Step Guide to Knowing God

Monday, September 22, 7:00PM

Join us for a class in preparation for Rosh Hashanah focused on Rambam's Guide for the Perplexed taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary.

Shabbat Teshubah Derashah: Shoeless Jew: A Reflection on Soles and Souls

Saturday, September 27, 8:15AM

On the Shabbat before Kippur, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik will deliver Shearith Israel’s second annual Shabbat Teshubah Derashah.

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 - September 21 - 24

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    8:00 am
  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    7:15 am
    Monday - Tuesday
  • Morning Selihot

    6:30 am
    Wednesday Morning, Eve of Rosh HaShanah
  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    7:15 am
    Wednesday Morning after Selihot
  • Evening Services [Minhah/Arbit]

    6:30 pm
    Sunday - Tuesday

Rosh HaShanah

  • Eve of the First Day  of Rosh HaShanah - Wednesday, September 24th

    Morning Selihot & Shahrit - 6:30 am
    Candle Lighting 6:32 pm
    Evening Services 6:30 pm
    Sunset 6:50 pm
    First Day - Thursday, September 25th
    Zemirot - 7:45 am
    Shahrit - 8:35 pm
    Evening Services - 6:30 pm
    Sunset 6:48 pm
    Candle Lighting - after 7:10 pm
    Second Day - Friday, September 26th
    Zemirot 7:45 am
    Shahrit 8:35 am
    Minhah 6:45 pm
    *2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Minhah followed by
    Eve of Shabbat Teshubah Arbit

Shabbat Teshubah Services September 26 - 27

  • Candle Lighting..................... 6:29 P.M.

    Friday Evening Sunset........... 6:47 P.M.
    Friday Evening Services......... 6:45 P.M.
    Shabbat Morning Services.... 8:15 A.M.
    Rabbi Soloveichik Shabbat Teshubah Derasha 11:00 A.M.
    Seudah Shelishit & Class....... 5:20 P.M.
    Saturday Evening Services..... 6:20 P.M.
    Saturday Evening Sunset....... 6:45 P.M.
    Habdalah................................ 7:19 P.M.