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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
The Courtyard of the Lions is located within the Alhambra in Granada.
Photo courtesy for Annie Ling of the New York Times

At the Synagogue

Sephardic Neighbors

Monday, July 28, 7:15PM

This summer mini-series covers the diverse peoples Sephardic Jewry has lived with over history.

The Third State: What Can We Learn from History for the Flourishing of Modern Israel and Judaism

Wednesday, July 30, 8:00PM

The Third Installment of our Special Three Weeks Series taught by Lawrence H. Schiffman, Vice...

The Many Tisha B'Abs of Don Isaac Abrabanel

Monday, August 4, 7:30PM

Following the evening reading of Eikhah, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik delivers a Tisha B'Ab sermon.

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 July 20 - 25, 2014

  • Morning Service {Shahrit]

    8:00 am
  • Morning Service [Shahrit]

    7:15 am
    Monday - Friday
  • Evening Service [Minhah & Arbit]

    6:45 pm
    Sunday - Thursday

Shabbat Shimu Services July 25 - 26

  • Friday Evening Candle Lighting

    8:01 pm
  • Friday Evening Sunset

    8:19 pm
  • Friday Evening Services

    6:45 pm
    Minhah & Arbit
  • Saturday Morning Zemirot

    8:30 am
  • Saturday Morning Shahrit

    9:00 am
  • Saturday Morning Torah Service

    9:45 am
    Parashah: Mase-Shimu
  • Saturday Morning Returning Torah, Musaf & Conclusion of Service

    10:30 - 11:45 am
    Sermon by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
  • Saturday Evening Class & Seudah Shelishit

    6:45 pm
  • Saturday Evening Minhah & Arbit 

    7:45 pm
  • Saturday Evening Sunset

    8:18 pm
  • Habdalah

    9:00 pm