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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

June 6 - June 12

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.

Honor Your Graduates!

Saturday, June 12

Some graduations may not be in person this year, but we won't let that stop us from honoring ours, from pre-school to PhDs!

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

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

Coronavirus Update June 4, 2021

 

With very high vaccination rates among our membership and extremely low incidences of COVID-19 infection in our area, we continue to cautiously ease restrictions on our path back to "normalcy." At this time, our outdoors services on Paved Paradise offer separate sections for vaccinated individuals who may remove masks and for unvaccinated people, including children, who must wear masks. Our protocols and precautions at our indoor services have not yet changed. Jr. Congregation has been in full swing for a while now and also outdoors, Rabbi Soloveichik is resuming his shabbat afternoon class (45 minutes before Minha). Registration for all services is still required and we are now asking our members and guests about vaccination status and to submit proof of vaccination.

 

The guidelines and advice continue to change rapidly. Our Working Group continues to meet on a frequent and we will adjust our policies and activities based on the changing circumstances in consultation with our dedicated and sensible Working Group. We continue to welcome you- subject to our safety criteria and your comfort level - to join our indoors or outdoors, daily and shabbat services -- ALL BY ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND APPROVAL. Request a spot here.

 

Meanwhile, we also continue to offer a wide array of virtual programs, lectures, classes, and activities.

 

 

Prayer Schedule

Weekday Services June 6 - 9, 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 - Tuesday Evenings, June 6 - 8
    Minhah & Arrbit Services 6:45pm*
    *Note New Time of Services
     
    Mornings, INDOORS (MAIN SANCTUARY):
    Sunday Morn, June 6
    Shahrit Service 8:15am
    Monday Morn, June 7
    Shahrit Service 7:15am
     
    Tuesday & Wednesday Morns, June 7 & 8
    CURRENTLY NO SERVICE SCHEDULED 
    Services will only be scheduled
    If there is sign-up demand in advance

Rosh Hodesh Tammuz [Two-Day Rosh Hodesh], June 9 - 11, 2021

  • All Services Only by Confirmed Application

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

     
    TWO DAYS OF ROSH HODESH TAMMUZ
    Thursday, June 10 & Friday, June 11
     
    Eve of Rosh Hodesh, Wednesday Eve,  June 9
    OUTDOORS:
    Weekday Minha/Rosh Hodesh Arbit, 6:45pm
     
    1st DAY ROSH HODESH TAMMUZ MORN
    INDOORS (MAIN SANCTUARY):
    Thursday, June 10
    Shahrit, Hallel, & Musaf 7:15am
     
    Eve of 2nd Day Rosh Hodesh Tammuz
    OUTDOORS
    Thursday Evening, June 10
    1st Day Minhah 2nd Day Arbit 6:45pm
     
    2nd DAY ROSH HODESH TAMMUZ MORN
    INDOORS (MAIN SANCTUARY):
    Friday, June 11
    Shahrit, Hallel, & Musaf 7:15am

Shabbat Services June 11 - 12, 2021

  • All Services by Confirmed

    Application & Reservation Only
    Fill-out Coronavirus Minyan Registration
     
    Friday Eve, June 11
    Rosh Hodesh Minha/Shabbat Arbit 6:45pm
    Candle Lighting 8:09pm
    Friday Sunset 8:27pm
     
    Saturday Morning, June 12*
    *Sign up and you will be assigned the
    service you will attend via email
     
    Morning Services:
    OUTDOORS: 8:45am
    INDOORS IN MAIN SANCTUARY: 9:30am
    Torah Reading: Korah
    Numbers 16:1-18:3
    Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14-12:22 
     
    Saturday Evening, June 12
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 8:10pm
    Saturday Sunset 8:27pm
    Habdalah 9:09pm