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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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Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Yom Ha`atzmaut Lecture

Wednesday, May 11, 7:00PM

Join us for this Special Yom Ha`atzmaut conversation between Rabbi Soloveichik and Leon Wieseltier. 


Special Yom Hashoah Lecture

Saturday, May 7, 6:45PM

Rarely told, are the stories of the Dutch experience- a community that lost 75% of its Jewish population- during the Shoah.  Given...

Two Part Series with Professor Yaron Harel

Monday, May 9, 7:00PM

Enjoy this two part educational series by Prof. Yaron Harel.

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 May 1 - 6, 2016

  • Morning Services

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

Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day 5776

  • Regular Service Schedule at Synagogue

    See Community Service Listings

Shabbat Services May 6-7, 2016

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting 7:40 pm
    Services 6:45 pm
    Morning Services 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Torah Reading: Shemini-Parah
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 6:35 pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:35 pm
    Sunset 7:59 pm
    Habdalah 8:39 pm

Rosh Hodesh Iyar [Two-Day] May 7, 8, & 9

  • Follows Regular Saturday Evening,

    Sunday & Monday Service Schedule