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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

September 16 - September 22

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

2018 Hatanim Luncheon

Saturday, October 6

On Shabbat Bereshit, our community and friends come together to honor our Hatanim with an elegant luncheon and celebration.

Ice Cream Extravaganza & Annual Simhat Torah Dinner

Monday, October 1

Join us for our annual ice cream extravaganza following Hakafot on Simhat Torah!

Meals in the Succah 5779

For Shearith Israel members and their guests who wish to eat meals in the Elias Room sukkah, we offer timed seatings on yom tob.

Visiting Scholar In The Succah: David Moster

Wednesday, September 26

Rabbi David Moster, one of the foremost etrog experts, explores the etrog's most pressing mysteries.

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 September 16-17, 2018

  • Morning Services - Shahrit:

    Sunday 8:00am
    Monday 7:15am
    Sunday Evening, September 16th
    Minhah, Arbit & Selihot 6:30pm 
    Monday Evening, September 17th
    Minhah & Arbit 6:30pm

Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement] Preparations & Eve of Yom Kippur - September 18, 2018

  • Preparations

    Special Morning Selihot Service 6:30am
    Shahrit Service 7:15am
    Early Afternoon Minhah Service 1:30pm
    Eve of Yom Kippur
    Candle Lighting before 6:42pm
    Kal Nidre Service 6:30 pm
    Begin fasting before sunset 7:00pm
    Sermon & Arbit Service 7:00-9:00pm

Yom Kippur 5779 Daytime Services - Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • Zemirot 8:30am

    Shahrit 9:30am
    Torah Services and Offerings 11:35am
    Midday Sermon 12:35pm
    Musaf 1:00pm
    Minhah 3:25pm
    Perpetual Hashcabot & Offerings 5:15pm
    Sermon before Neilah 6:00pm
    Neilah 6:25pm
    Sunset 6:59pm
    Shofar, Arbit & Habdalah 7:28pm

Weekday Services September 20-21, 2018

  • Morning Services: Shahrit

    Thursday & Friday 7:15am
    Evening: Minhah & Arbit 
    Thursday Evening 6:30pm

Shabbat Services September 21-22, 2018

  • Friday Evening

    Candle Lighting 6:37pm
    Evening Services 6:45pm
    Friday Sunset 6:55pm
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 5:30pm
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 6:30pm
    Saturday Sunset 6:54pm
    Habdalah 7:27pm