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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. 

A Yom Yerushalayim Lecture by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Sunday, June 5, 8:00AM

Following 8:00 am morning services, Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver a special shiur in honor of Yom Yerushalayim.

Graduation Kiddush and Scroll of Honor

Saturday, June 11, 11:30AM

Let’s spread the good news and celebrate the success and accomplishments of all our graduates from pre-school to PhDs! Ensure...

Shabuot Public Lecture

Saturday, June 11, 11:30PM

Do not miss Rabbi Meir Soloveichik's Shabuot Public Lecture on the topic "When Jews Owned Slaves: An Often Untold Tale of History,...

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 29 - June 3, 2016

  • Morning Services

    Sunday 8:00 am
    Monday, Memorial Day 8:00 am
    Tuesday - Friday 7:15 am
    Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit]
    Sunday - Thursday 6:45 pm

Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2016

  • Late Morning Service [Shahrit]

    8:00 am

Shabbat Services June 3-4, 2016

  • Friday

    Evening Service 6:45 pm
    Candle Lighting 8:04 pm
    Morning Services 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class 7:00 pm
    Minhah & Arbit 8:00 pm
    Sunset 8:23 PM
    Habdalah 9:05 pm

Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Reunification Day - June 4-5, 2016

  • Saturday Evening 

    Minhah & Arbit 8:00 pm
    Sunset 8:23 pm
    Habdalah 9:05 pm
    Morning Services 8:00 am
    (Lecture following Services)
    Minhah & Arbit 6:45 pm