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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

November 16 - November 22

Friday Night Lights + Fun Fridays

Friday, December 19, 4:15PM

Approximately once a month, join us for a cocktails and hors d'oeuvres following evening services and Friday Night Lights.


Thursday, November 27, 7:45AM

As America's first Jewish congregation, Thanksgiving is a major day on the Shearith Israel calendar. Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver...

A Special Lecture from Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo

Monday, December 1, 7:00PM

How Did God Really Speak at Sinai? Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Rimanov, Prophecy, the Alef of the Ten Commandments  and Bible Criticism.

Helena Rubenstein Exhibit at The Jewish Museum

Sunday, December 7, 10:00AM

Join us for an inter-generational guided tour of this new and much talked about exhibit.

The 2014 Esther Goldfarb Memorial Blood Drive

Sunday, December 7, 10:00AM

Did you know that a single blood donation can save up to 3 lives? Donate blood and save a life!

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

Rosh Hodesh Kislev [One Day Rosh Hodesh]

  • Services follow regular Saturday Evening & Sunday Schedule

Weekday Services - November 23 -28

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunday - 8:00 am
    Monday - Wednesday & Friday - 7:15 am
    Thursday, Thanksgiving Day - 7:45 am
    Evening Services [Arbit only]
    Sunday - Thursday - 6:30 pm

Shabbat Services November 28 - 29

  • Friday:

    Candle Lighting - 4:12 pm
    Evening Services - 4:15 pm
    Sunset - 4:30 pm

    Morning Services - 8:15-11:45 am
    Seudahh Shelishit & Class - 3:15 pm
    Evening Services - 4:05 pm
    Sunset - 4:30 pm
    Habdalah - 4:57 pm