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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. 

Shabuot Public Lecture

Tuesday, May 30, 11:30PM

Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver another intriguing lecture at what has become a prime Shabuot learning destination on the Upper West...

Girls' Book of Ruth Reading

Wednesday, May 31, 11:30AM

On the First Day of Shabuot, the girls of the synagogue chant the Book of Ruth for the congregation in the Main Sanctuary after...

Graduation Kiddush and Scroll of Honor

Saturday, June 17, 11:30AM

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

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 May 21 - 26, 2017

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

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

Yom Yerushalayim


    Eve of Yom Yerushalayim Services
    Tuesday Eve, May 23, 6:30pm
    Yom Yerushalayim Morning Services
    Wednesday Morning, May 24, 7:15am

Rosh Hodesh Sivan [One Day Rosh Hodesh]

  • Services follow Weekday Schedule

Shabbat Services May 26 - 27, 2017

  • Friday Eve

    Candles (18 min. before sunset) 7:58pm
    Services [Minhah & Arbit] 6:45pm
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Torah Reading: Bemidbar
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 6:55pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:55pm
    Sunset 8:16pm
    Habdalah 8:58pm