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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

January 13 - January 19

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Parent-Child Learning & Pizza

Next session: January 12

This new initiative gives parents (or grandparents) the opportunity to study Torah...

Annual Upper West Side Blood Drive

Sign up to give the gift of life!

Shabbat Shira Sing-Along Luncheon

Saturday, January 19

Join the uplifting voices of our clergy in discussing, learning, and singing classic Shearith Israel tunes.

"Wrapunzel" Presented by The Sisterhood

Sunday, February 3, 11:00AM

Join the Shearith Israel Sisterhood, Wrapunzel, and Sharsheret at this special event, featuring demonstrations. one-on-one tutorials,...

Remembering Baghdad Continued: Film Screenings

Join us in remembering Baghdad with these two upcoming film screenings.

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 January 13 - 18, 2019

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunday 8:00am
    Monday - Friday 7:15am
    Evening Services [Arbit only]
    Sunday - Thursday 6:30pm

Shabbat Shirah Services Jan. 18-19, 2019

  • Friday Eve

    Candles (18 min. before sunset) 4:38pm
    Services [Minhah & Arbit] 4:45pm
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Torah Reading: Beshallah-Shirah
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 3:30pm
    Minhah & Arbit 4:30pm
    Saturday Sunset 4:58pm
    Habdalah 5:25pm
    Shabbat Shirah takes its name from the “Song (Heb. ‘Shirah’) of the Sea,” chanted in the middle of the narrative of the crossing of the Red Sea, the text of the Parashat Beshallah Torah Reading.