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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. 

Guest Speaker: Aryeh Green

A book talk by Aryeh Green on his newly released book, My Israel Trail: Finding Peace in the Promised Land. 

Young Couples and Families Picnic on the Portico

Saturday, June 9

Who wants to worry about the weather getting in the way of their picnic lunch? Not us! 

Graduation Kiddush

Saturday, June 16, 11:30AM

Celebrate the success and accomplishments of all our graduates, and get listed in our Scroll of Honor! 

Welcome to Congregation Shearith Israel, America's first Jewish congregation, founded in 1654 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 May 27-June 1, 2018

  • Sunday, May 27

    Morning Service 8:00am
    Minhah & Arbit 6:30pm
    Monday, May 28
    Late Morning Service 8:00am
    Followed by Annual Memorial Trip to
    Chatham Square Cemetery
    Minhah & Arbit 6:30pm
    Tuesday-Friday, May 29-June 1
    Morning Service [Shahrit] 7:15am
    Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit] 6:30pm

Shabbat Services June 1-2, 2018

  • Friday Eve

    Minhah & Arbit 6:45pm
    Candle Lighting 8:02pm
    Sunset 8:20pm
    Morning Services 8:30-11:45am
    Class 6:55pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:55pm
    Sunset 8:21pm
    Habdalah 9:03pm