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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

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Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Three Weeks Series: Allegory, Philosophy and Mystery in the Book of Job

Monday, August 1, 7:15PM

The Book of Job offers the most sublime poetic statement about the deepest struggles with justice, suffering and human existence....

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

Fast of [the Seventeenth of] Tammuz [Observed] Tzom Shiba Asar BeTammuz [Postponed]

  • Dawn [Fast Begins] 4:05 am

    Sunrise 5:45 am
    Morning Service [Shahrit] 8:00 am
    Minhah [men wear tefillin] 7:30 pm
    Sunset 8:20 pm
    End of Fast 8:46 pm

Weekday Services July 25-29, 2016

  • Morning Services 

    Monday - Friday 7:15 am
    Minhah & Arbit 
    Monday - Thursday 6:45 pm

Shabbat Dibre Services July 29 - 30, 2016

  • Friday

    Evening Services 6:45 pm
    Candle Lighting 7:57 pm
    Morning Services 8:30 - 11:45 am
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 6:50 pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:50 pm
    Sunset 8:14 pm
    Habdalah 8:55 pm