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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

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Young Couples and Families Welcome Back Shabbat Luncheon

Saturday, September 10

Young Couples and families (CSI members and guests) are invited to reconnect after the summer at this special “Back to School”...

Part 3: Communal Beth Olam Cemetery Trip

Sunday, September 11, 9:00AM

Join us for a communal visit and hesed activity at Beth Olam, the congregation's cemetery in Queens.

Exclusive Tour of Rembrandt's First Masterpiece at the Morgan Library and Museum - SOLD OUT!

Sunday, September 18, 10:00AM

Rabbi Soloveichik will be guiding us at a private viewing of Rembrandt’s first masterpiece, Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces...

Apple Picking

Sunday, September 25, 12:00PM

Apple picking is not just for kids! Just in time for Rosh Hashana, everyone is invited to join us for a lovely day of apple picking...

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 August 21-26, 2016/5776

  • Morning Services 

    Sunday 8:00 am
    Monday - Friday 7:15 am
    Minhah & Arbit 
    Sunday - Thursday 6:30 pm 

Shabbat Services August 26 - 27, 2016

  • Friday

    Evening Services 6:45 pm
    Candle Lighting 7:19 pm
    Morning Services 8:30 - 11:45 am
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 6:10 pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:10 pm
    Sunset 7:35 pm
    Habdalah 8:13 pm