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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

At the Synagogue

This Week's Prayer Schedule

December 8 - December 14

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Friday Night Lights: The Making and Meaning of Shabbat

Friday, December 13

Stay around for a bit after Friday evening services for an inspiring Shiur delivered by Rabbi Soloveichik. 

Family Beatbox Luncheon & PTTS Shabbaton

Saturday, December 14

Champion beatboxer Mark Martin will host a beatbox workshop for teenagers and children, and he'll also give...

Kiddush in Honor of Liz Rios

Saturday, December 21

Mark your calendars - families are coming together to honor Liz at a kiddush on December 21.

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

Weekday Services December 8 - 13, 2019

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

    Sunday 8:00am
    Monday - Friday 7:15am
    Evening Services
    Sunday [Minhah & Arbit] 4:15pm
    Monday - Thursday [Arbit only] 6:30pm

Shabbat Services December 13 - 14, 2019

  • Friday Evening

    Candle Lighting 4:11pm
    Evening Services 4:15pm
    Friday Sunset 4:29pm
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Class 3:30pm
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 4:05pm
    Saturday Sunset 4:29pm
    Habdalah 4:55pm