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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

February 7 - February 13

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 


Tuesday, March 8, 7:00PM

Featuring a short shiur by Rabbi Soloveichik, HerringFest! is sure to be an unforgettable culinary experience of Shearith Israel's...

The Future Face of Israel: Ethiopian Shabbat Dinner

Friday, March 11


Operation Moses and Operation Solomon were two massive and miraculous emigrations of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in our time....

Purim Dinner and Celebration

Wednesday, March 23

Join us for Megillah reading in our beautiful Main Sanctuary followed by a festive community dinner. 

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 February 14 - 19, 2016

  • Sunday, February 14th, 2016

    Morning Service 8:00 am
    Legal Holiday
    Presidents' Day
    Monday, February 15th, 2016
    Morning Service, 8:00 am
    Morning Services
    Tuesday - Friday 7:15 am
    Evening Services [Arbit only]
    Sunday - Thursday 6:30 pm

Shabbat Services February 19 - 20, 2016

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting 5:17 pm
    Services 5:15 pm
    Morning Services 8:15 - 11:45 am
    Torah Reading: Tetsavveh
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 4:10 pm
    Minhah & Arbit 5:10 pm
    Sunset 5:36 pm
    Habdalah 6:07 pm