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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

August 30 - September 5

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

High Holiday Seating and Reservations

Full Members, Associate Members and Guests may purchase High Holiday seats for our  main and parallel services. 

Sisterhood Succah Decoration

Friday, September 25, 8:00AM

Our unique open air Elias Room sukkah is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Teens and adults, women and men, are...

“Wildman” Steve Brill Central Park Outing

Wednesday, September 30, 4:00PM

Wildman is back! What better way to celebrate Succot than to admire the beauty and tastes of nature! Those of all ages are invited...

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 30 - September 4, 2015

  • Morning Services

    Sunday 8:00 am
    Monday - Friday - 7:15 am
     
    Evening Services
    [Minhah, Arbit & Selihot*]
    Sunday - Thursday - 6:30 pm
    *During the Month of Elul & during
    the Ten Days of Penitence in Tishri,
    Abridged Evening Selihot Supplications
    Follow Immediately after Weekday Arbit.

Shabbat Services September 4-5, 2015/5775

  • Friday

    Candle Lighting - 7:06 pm
    Minhah & Arbit - 6:45 pm
    Sunset - 7:24 pm
     
    Saturday
    Morning Services - 8:30 - 11:45 am
    Seudah Shelishit & Class - 5:55 pm
    Minhah, Arbit & Selihot* - 6:55 pm
    Sunset - 7:22 pm
    Habdalah - 7:59 pm
    *During the Month of Elul & during
    the Ten Days of Penitence in Tishri,
    Abridged Evening Selihot Supplications
    Follow Immediately after Weekday Arbit.