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First Day of Shabuot 5778, Consecration Anniversary of Crosby Street Synagogue (1834); & Eve of Second Day of Shabuot

5778 Sunday – May 20, 2018


Sunday Morning

First Day of Shabuot (Daytime)

Synagogue Consecration Anniversary

Crosby Street Synagogue Building (1834)


Zemirot 8:15am

Shahrit & Hallel 9:00am

Torah Reading [The Ten Commandments] 9:50am

Haftarah, Musaf, Conclusion 10:25-11:25am

Girls' Reading Book of Ruth 11:30am-12:30pm


Sunday Evening

Eve of Second Day of Shabuot

Reading of Intro & First Part of Azharot 7:15pm

Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit] 7:45pm

Sunset 8:10pm

Candle Lighting after 8:37pm

Second Day of Shabuot (Daytime) 5778

5778 Monday – May 21, 2018


Monday Morning

Zemirot 8:15am

Shahrit Hallel Torah Musaf Sermon 9:00-11:50am


Monday Evening

Reading Second Part of Azharot 7:15pm

Minhah & Arbit 7:45pm

Sunset 8:11pm

Evening Festival Habdalah 8:38pm


Shabuot, The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost comes on the fiftieth day, just after the 7-week Omer period between the beginnings of the barley and wheat harvests, and traditionally commemorates the Revelation at Sinai seven weeks after the Israelites left Egypt.

The Book of Ruth is traditionally read on Shabuot, since it deals with both the Israeli grain harvest at this time of year, which this festival marks, as well as acceptance of the Torah, in this case by Ruth as a faithful convert. The younger girls of the congregation who take part are pre-assigned a few verses each, which they carefully rehearse, learning to chant them according to the congregation’s unique traditional cantillation system for the Book of Ruth. Girls wishing to take part, or their parents, should please contact Mrs. Lisa Rohde ( well in advance of the festival. The girls will read their portions at the end of Sunday Morning Services at 11:30 am.

Azharot (“Admonitions”) is the name given to the poem by Shelomo Ibn Gabirol with introduction by David Ibn Eleazar Pekudah.  It enumerates all 613 Commandments of the Torah in rhymed verse. The introduction and the first part, which lists the 248 positive Commandments, is read on Sunday evening at 7:15, before Minhah.  The second part, which enumerates the 365 negative Commandments, is read on Monday evening at 7:15, again before Minhah. The poem is chanted by the men and boys of the congregation to the Spanish & Portuguese traditional Shabuot melody in round-robin style, with each participant leading two lines at a time.

Weekday Services May 22-25, 2018

Naso 5775 Tuesday-Friday – May 22 - May 25, 2018


Morning Services

Tuesday-Friday 7:15am


Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit]

Tuesday-Thursday 6:30pm

Shabbat Services May 25-26, 2018

5778 Naso Friday Eve & Saturday – May 25 - May 26, 2018


Friday Eve

Minhah & Arbit 6:45pm

Candle Lighting 7:57pm

Sunset 8:15pm



Morning Services 8:15-11:45am

Class 6:50pm

Minhah & Arbit 7:50pm

Sunset 8:15pm

Habdalah 8:57pm

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.