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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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This Week's Prayer Schedule

February 28 - March 6

Minyan schedule outside (Portico or 8 W 70th St. Lot), Main Sanctuary services, and other times can be found here.

Sign Up for Indoor and Outdoor Services

We have cautiously resumed services, with your health and safety in mind.

Sunday Matinee

Stuck in the house? Tired of Netflix? Looking for some thought-provoking films to enjoy with old friends and new? It’s...

The Art of Torah: The Parasha and the World's Greatest Paintings

Tuesday, March 2, 7:30PM

Not your ordinary parasha class - but rather a guided weekly tour through the most iconic biblical art, as seen through...

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

You can now access a printer-friendly version of our digital communications here.

Coronavirus Update February 2, 2021

We continue to carefully monitor the COVID trends in our neighborhood and beyond. Our Working Group continues to meet on a frequent basis to evaluate the latest data and guidelines. We continue to take a very cautious approach to the services we are offering both indoors and outdoors and continue to follow every precaution and safety protocol. We welcome you- subject to our safety criteria and your comfort level and meeting - to join our indoors or outdoors, daily and shabbat services --  ALL BY ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND APPROVAL. Request a spot here.




Until we are able to come back together for other in person programs and activities- and to our friends who reside far away- we remain virtually close through our wide array of virtual programs, lectures, classes, and activities, along with the many acts of hesed that are being provided by our wonderful congregants and staff.


Check our COVID-19 webpages for all virtual programming details and resources and follow our emails for updates and reminders.


Prayer Schedule

Weekday Services February 28 - March 5, 2021

  • All Services Only by Confirmed Application

    and  Reservation, with Time and Location
    Subject to Change and Cancellation
    Fill-out Coronavirus Minyan Registration

    Evenings, OUTDOORS:
    Sunday Evening, February 28
    Minha & Arbit Services 5:30pm
    Mon. - Thu. Evenings, March 1 - 4
    Evening Services [Arbit only] 6:30pm
    Sun Tue Wed Fri Morns Feb 28 Mar 2 3 & 5
    Only if there is sign-up demand
    Otherwise, No Service Scheduled
    Monday & Thursday Morns, March 1 & 4
    Shahrit Service 7:15am

Shabbat Parah Services March 5 - 6, 2021

  • All Services by Confirmed

    Application & Reservation Only
    Fill-out Coronavirus Minyan Registration
    Friday Evening, March 5
    Candle Lighting 5:34pm
    Evening Minha & Arbit 5:45pm
    Friday Sunset 5:52pm
    Saturday Morning, March 6*
    *Sign up and you will be assigned the
     service you will attend via email
    Morning Services:
    OUTDOORS: 8:45am
    Torah Reading: Ki Tissa-Parah
    Exodus 30:11-34:35; Numbers 19:1-22
    Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-36
    Saturday Evening, March 6
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 5:35pm
    Saturday Sunset 5:53pm
    Habdalah: 6:26pm
    Shabbat Parah: Ritual cleanliness was required preparation for the obligatory Paschal lamb sacrifice. Hence, in the month before Passover, we publicly read Numbers Ch. 19, the law concerning the ashes of the Red Heifer [Heb. "Parah Adumah"]