At the Synagogue
Explore the historical and cultural Jewish heritage of Portugal with Professor Jane Gerber and Professor Paulo Mendes Pinto.
This 4-part series explores the books written between the close of the Biblical period and before the writings of our Rabbis.
Shearith Israel’s popular Toddler Program is for children aged 16-33 months. Sign up today!
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.