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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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At the Synagogue

This Week's Prayer Schedule

February 16 - February 22

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Give Mishloah Manot to a Member!

The Sisterhood is offering you the opportunity to give Mishloah Manot to members of our congregation.

A Shabbat Dinner with Hazzan Jonathan Garcia

Friday, February 21, 7:00PM

Come for an intimate Shabbat dinner, featuring the wonderful musical talents of our young guest hazzan, Jonathan Garcia, who will...

Sisterhood Tambourine Workshop

Sunday, March 1, 10:00AM

Women and teenage girls are invited to a multi-faceted & inspirational tambourine workshop.

The Art of the Jewish Family

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00PM

Each participant will be given the identity of one early American Jewish woman (many of whom were members of Shearith Israel) and...

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

Sunday Services February 16, 2020

  • Sunday Morning  [Shahrit] 8:00am

    Sunday Evening [Minhah & Arbit] 5:15pm

Presidents Day Legal Holiday, February 17

  • Morning Services 

    Legal Holiday Shahrit Monday 8:00am
    Evening Services (Arbit only)
    Monday Evening 6:30pm

Weekday Services February 18 - 21, 2020

  • Mornings [Shahrit] Service

    Tuesday - Friday 7:15am
    Evening [Arbit only] Service
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:30pm

Shabbat Shekalim February 21 - 22, 2020

  • Friday Eve

    Candles (18 min. before sunset) 5:19pm
    Services [Minhah & Arbit] 5:30pm
    Friday Sunset 5:37pm
    Saturday Morning
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Torah Reading: Mishpatim-Shekalim
    Saturday Evening
    Class 4:15pm
    Minhah & Arbit 5:15pm
    Saturday Sunset 5:38pm
    Habdalah 6:10pm