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Celebrate this festive season with classes taught by our clergy, meals in our beautiful succah, and events for the whole family, all at Shearith Israel.

Our Succot Traditions

Succot, Zeman Simhatenu, is truly joyous at Shearith Israel. The Torah's are adorned in their festival pastels and the Elias Room Succah is breathtaking with its harvest greenery. 

Lulabim Orders

Purchase your lulab and etrog set.

Holiday Offerings

We traditionally make offerings during the High Holiday season.  These offerings are a beautiful way to memorialize or pay tribute to loved ones and help maintain our synagogue.

Sisterhood Succah Decoration

Our unique open air Elias Room sukkah is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Teens and adults, women and men, are invited to help decorate in preparation for the Succot Festival. 

Meals in the Succah 5779

For Shearith Israel members and their guests who wish to eat meals in the Elias Room sukkah, we offer timed seatings on yom tob.

Hoshaana Rabba Mishmarah-Tikkun

Join us in this annual Shearith Israel tradition as we bid farewell to Succot and prepare for Simhat Torah with celebratory food and study in our stunning Elias Room succah, featuring a shiur by Rabbi Soloveichik.

Women's Hakafot

On the evening of Simhat Torah, a parallel Hakafot ceremony for women is held in the Small Synagogue, accompanied by a choir of women congregants.

Annual Simhat Torah Dinner and Ice Cream Extravaganza

Join us for our annual youth ice cream extravaganza following Hakafot on Simhat Torah!

Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

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Hanukkiah

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

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