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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 Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Baseball Game with Rabbi Hidary

Sunday, April 26, 8:05PM

Take me out to the ball game!  Take me out to the crowd!  Join Rabbi Hidary at the Yankees vs. Mets game at Yankee Stadium. ...

Halakhic Dinner- SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, May 5, 7:00PM

Did you know that giraffes are kosher?  How about locusts? They are! Rabbi Soloveichik will entertain and enlighten with a special...

Yom Yerushalayim Lecture

Sunday, May 17, 8:45AM

Following 8:00 am morning services, Rabbi Soloveichik delivers a special shiur followed by a festive breakfast. At around 10:00...

Annual Pre-Memorial Day Service: Honoring Veterans of the Revolution and Members of the Armed Forces

Sunday, May 17, 11:00AM

Honor members who participated in the Revolutionary War with a ceremony and Color Guard.

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 April 26 - May 1, 2015

  • Morning Services

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

Shabbat Services May 1-2, 2015

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting - 7:34 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 6:45 pm
    Sunset - 7:52 pm
    Morning Services - 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 6:30 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 7:30 pm
    Sunset - 7:53 pm
    Habdalah - 8:33 pm