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Our New Website

It is with great pleasure that we launch the new Shearith Israel website.  


The site acts both as a rich resource for our members and as an introduction to our unique role in American and Sephardic history.   For members, the site will afford direct access to services and prayer schedules, key dates and information, opportunities to enrich Torah and other learning (with online recorded lectures, liturgy, music and classes), and event reservations.  Over time we expect to add more interactive functions such as efficient maintenance of membership accounts.


The site also incorporates a good overview of congregational history.  For visitors and prospective members, the navigation and architecture are designed to lead them gently into a world of interesting exploration, as their interests dictate.


The site reflects who we are as a community.  It is modern in design, but expresses our particular aesthetic in contemporary visual terms.  We believe it updates the traditional elegance associated with our congregation.   Our history is always present, but our lively and varied community life is fully reflected in the richness of offerings and content.  We intend the website to be a virtual “ambassador” for our community and its multifaceted identity.

With that brief introduction, we invite you to explore and find interest and inspiration here.  


Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

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