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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

October 15 - October 21

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Book Launch Event: The Weight of Ink

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00PM

Friday Night Lights, The Season Premiere

As the nights get longer and the temperature drops, stay around for a bit after Friday evening services for an inspiring shiur delivered...

A Very Special Shabbaton in Charleston, South Carolina

Friday, November 3

Rabbi Soloveichik will lead tours of some of the earliest Jewish sites in America, learn what life was like and learn of some of...

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 October 15-20, 2017

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

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

Rosh Hodesh Heshvan [Two Day Rosh Hodesh]

  • Services follow Weekday & Shabbat Schedules

Shabbat Rosh Hodesh Heshvan 5778, Oct. 20-21

  • Rosh Hodesh Heshvan, 2nd Day

    Friday Evening
    Candles (18 min. before Sunset) 5:50pm
    Services [Minhah & Arbit] 6:00pm
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Torah Reading: Noah-Rosh Hodesh
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 4:40pm
    Minhah & Arbit 5:40 pm
    Saturday Sunset 6:06pm
    Habdalah 6:37pm