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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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This Week's Prayer Schedule

December 9 - December 15

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

From Recife to New York: A Shabbat Dinner With Today’s Conversos of Brazil

Friday, December 14

Descendants of Brazil’s Conversos will be coming to us all the way from their home in Recife, Brazil (365 years after Shearith...

REMEMBERING BAGHDAD--Between the Tigris and the Hudson: Celebrating Iraqi Jewish Heritage at Shearith Israel

Sunday, December 16, 7:00PM

Hear first-hand accounts of life in Baghdad from Jews who lived through it and about how this ancient community still survives in...

Mitzvot Workshop with Zachary Edinger

Sunday, December 23, 10:00AM

On select Sundays, our shamash, Zachary Edinger, will lead our students & youth in an interactive and educational...

Shabbat Shira Sing-Along Luncheon

Saturday, January 19

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

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

Second Day of Two-Day Rosh Hodesh Tebeth & 7th Day of Hanukkah

  • Saturday Afternoon & Evening

    Eve of 7th Day of Hanukkah &
    Eve of 2nd Day Rosh Hodesh Tebeth
    Minhah & Arbit 4:05 pm
    Sunset 4:28 pm
    Habdalah & Light 7 Hanukkah Candles
    After 4:55 pm
     
    Sunday Morning
    7th Day of Hanukkah &
    2nd Day of Rosh Hodesh Tebeth
    Morning Services 8:00 am
    [Shahrith, Hallel, Torah, & Musaf]

Hanukkah - Eve of Eighth (Final) Day & Eighth (Final) Day Morning

  • Sunday Evening

    Lighting of Eight Hanukkah Candles
    (at home) after Sunset, 4:28 pm
    Eve of Eighth Day of Hanukkah
    Synagogue Service [Arbit only] 6:30 pm
     
    Monday Morning
    Eighth Day Shahrit Service 7:15 am
    [Shahrit, Hallel, Torah]

Weekday Services December 10-14, 2018

  • Evening Services [Arbit only]

    Monday - Thursday 6:30 pm
     
    Morning Services [Shahrit]
    Tuesday - Friday 7:15 am

Shabbat Services December 14 - 15, 2018

  • Friday Evening

    Candle Lighting 4:11pm
    Evening Services 4:15pm
    Friday Sunset 4:29pm
     
    Saturday
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Torah Reading: Vayiggash
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 3:30pm
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 4:05pm
    Saturday Sunset 4:29pm
    Habdalah 4:56pm