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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 Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Halakhic Dinner- SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, May 5, 7:00PM

Did you know that giraffes are kosher?  How about locusts? They are! Rabbi Soloveichik will entertain and enlighten with a special...

Yom Ha`atzmaut Lecture

Wednesday, April 22, 8:00PM

To celebrate Israel Independence day, Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver a special lecture. 

Baseball Game with Rabbi Hidary

Sunday, April 26, 8:05PM

Take me out to the ball game!  Take me out to the crowd!  Join Rabbi Hidary at the Yankees vs. Mets game at Yankee Stadium. ...

Yom Yerushalayim Lecture

Sunday, May 17, 8:45AM

Following 8:00 am morning services, Rabbi Soloveichik delivers a special shiur followed by a festive breakfast. At around 10:00...

Annual Pre-Memorial Day Service: Honoring Veterans of the Revolution and Members of the Armed Forces

Sunday, May 17, 11:00AM

Honor members who participated in the Revolutionary War with a ceremony and Color Guard.

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

Rosh Hodesh Iyar [Two-Day Rosh Hodesh]

  • Services follow regular Saturday Evening, Sunday & Monday Schedules

Yom Ha'Atzma'ut - Israeli Independence Day [Observed]

  • Wednesday Evening through

    Thursday Afternoon, at
    Regular Weekday Service Times
    Community Observance on
    Wednesday Evening.
    Recitation of Hallel Thursday Morning

Shabbat Services April 24-25, 2015

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting - 7:27 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 6:45 pm
    Sunset - 7:45 pm
    Morning Services - 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 6:20 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 7:20 pm
    Sunset - 7:46 pm
    Habdalah - 8:24 pm