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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. 

"The 17th of Tammuz, 1776"

Saturday, July 4, 7:05PM

Although Independence Day is observed this year on July 3, come out on the real July 4 and celebrate America with a lecture by Rabbi...

Lecture Series for the Three Weeks

Monday, July 6, 7:15PM

This series reviews the relationship between the Romans and the Jews during the end of the Second Temple Period.

Hebra Sponsored Cemetery Visit

Sunday, August 30

For those wishing to visit our cemetery before Rosh Hashanah during the month of Elul, The Hebra Hased Va'Amet is sponsoring a communal...

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 June 28 - July 3, 2015

  • Morning Services

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

Shabbat Services - July 3-4, 2015

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting - 8:13 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 6:45 pm
    Sunset - 8:31 pm
    Morning Services - 8:30 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 7:05 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 8:05 pm
    Sunset - 8:31 pm
    Habdalah - 9:13 pm