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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

December 14 - December 20

Friday Night Lights&Bites

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.

Heretics and History: Pablo Christiani vs. Ramban: The Jewish-Christian Disputations

Saturday, December 20, 7:00PM

Join us for the second installment of our major lecture series, Heretics and History, featuring Rabbi Soloveichik.

Ski and Snowboard Trip- Registration deadline this Monday!

Thursday, December 25, 7:00AM

Hit the slopes for a day at Hunter Mountain with friends and family.

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 December 14-19, 2014

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

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

Hanukkah Eve of 1st Day & 1st Day Morning

  • Lighting of One Hanukkah Candle

    Tuesday Evening (at home)
    After Sunset - 4:30 pm
    Eve of First Day of Hanukkah
    Synagogue Service Tuesday Evening
    [Arbit only] - 6:30 pm
    Wednesday First Day Morning Service
    [Shahrit] - 7:15 am

Hanukkah Eve of 2nd Day & 2nd Day Morning

  • Lighting of Two Hanukkah Candles

    Wednesday Evening (at home)
    After Sunset - 4:30 pm
    Eve of Second Day of Hanukkah
    Synagogue Service Wednesday Evening
    [Arbit only] - 6:30 pm
    Thursday Second Day Morning Service
    [Shahrit] - 7:15 am

Hanukkah Eve of 3rd Day & 3rd Day Morning

  • Lighting of Three Hanukkah Candles

    Thursday Evening (at home)
    After Sunset - 4:30 pm
    Eve of Third Day of Hanukkah
    Synagogue Service Thursday Evening
    [Arbit only] - 6:30 pm
    Friday Third Day Morning Service
    [Shahrit] - 7:15 am

4th Day of Hanukkah & Shabbat Hanukkah

  • Friday

    Friday Evening Lighting of Four Hanukkah Candles & Eve of Shabbat Candles
    at or before 4:13 pm
    Friday Evening Sunset
    4:31 pm
    Friday Evening Services
    [Minhah & Arbit] - 4:00 pm
    Morning Services - 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 3:30 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 4:10 pm
    [Shabbat Hanukkah Minhah &
    Motzae Shabbat & Hanukkah Arbit]
    Sunset - 4:31 pm
    Saturday Evening Habdalah & Lighting of Five Hanukkah Candles
    After 4:57 pm