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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

October 26 - November 1

Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed on Prophecy

Monday, November 3, 7:00PM

On October 27, guest speaker Professor Yair Lorberbaum will teach the class on the philosophical parable in the...

Bet Midrash

Monday, November 3, 8:00PM

Every Monday at 8 pm. The Bet Midrash program features high-level textual learning in small groups that encourages active participation.

A Lecture by Dr. Stefan Reif: When and How Did Early Rabbinic Prayer Develop?

Dr. Reif is the Prof. Emeritus of Medieval Jewish Studies at Cambridge and the Retired Director of the Cairo Genizah Collection/Research.

Thanksgiving Sermon

Thursday, November 27, 8:15AM

Rabbi Soloveichik delivers a special sermon during morning services on Thanksgiving.

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 - October 26 - 31

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunday - 8:00 am
    Monday - Friday 7:15 am
    Evening Services [Minhah/Arbit]
    Sunday - Thursday - 5:45 pm

Shabbat Services October 31 - November 1

  • Friday:

    Candle Lighting - 5:35 pm
    Evening Services - 5:45 pm
    Sunset - 5:53 pm
    Morning Services - 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 4:30 pm
    Evening Services - 5:30 pm
    Sunset - 5:52 pm
    Habdalah - 6:22 pm