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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

January 19 - January 25

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

DEADLINE: JANUARY 26--Sisterhood Tambourine Workshop

Sunday, March 1, 10:00AM

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

RESCHEDULED: Teen Bowling & Pizza

Sunday, January 26, 6:00PM

Shearith Israel teens are invited for a fun night of bowling and pizza.

Wait List Only- Mark Twain in the Holy Land

Sunday, February 2, 11:30AM

Accompany Rabbi Soloveichik on the private tour of the New-York Historical Society's exhibit on Mark Twain's visit to the land of...

A Community Dinner Featuring Rabbi Meir Soloveichik in Conversation with Professor Yaacob Dweck

Friday, February 7

Join Rabbi Soloveichik and Princeton Professor Yaacob Dweck, as they discuss Professor Dweck's new book:Dissident Rabbi:...

Mental Health First Aid Training

Sunday, February 9, 10:00AM

Mental Health First Aid training provides proven practices that will help you recognize the early signs and symptoms...

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 January 19, 2020

  • Sunday Morning  [Shahrit] 8:00am

    Sunday Evening [Minhah & Arbit] 4:45pm

Martin Luther King Day Legal Holiday - January 20, 2020

  • Martin Luther King Legal Holiday

    Monday Morning, January 20th
    Legal Holiday Shahrit Service 8:00am
    Monday Evening, January 20th
    Evening Service 6:30pm [Arbit only]

Weekday Services January 21 - 24, 2020

  • Mornings [Shahrit] Service

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

Shabbat Services January 24 - 25, 2020

  • Friday Evening

    Candle Lighting 4:45pm
    Evening Services 4:45pm
    Friday Sunset 5:03pm
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Class 3:40pm
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 4:40pm
    Saturday Sunset 5:04pm
    Habdalah 5:32pm