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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

September 15 - September 21

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

High Holidays 5780

Commemorate the High Holidays at Shearith Israel. Learn about our special traditions, view detailed prayer schedules, reserve seats...

Communal Beth Olam Cemetery Trip

Sunday, September 22, 10:00AM

Join us for a communal visit at Beth Olam, the congregation's cemetery in Queens.

Co-Sponsor our Shabbat Teshuba Kiddush

Saturday, October 5


We invite you to attend  our annual Shabbat Teshuba Derasha delivered by Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik, during morning services...

Ice Cream Extravaganza & Annual Simhat Torah Dinner 5780

Monday, October 21

Join us for our annual youth ice cream extravaganza following Hakafot on Simhat Torah!

Hatanim Luncheon 5780

Saturday, October 26

On Shabbat Bereshit, our community and friends come together to honor our Hatanim — David J. Nathan, Hatan Torah, and Jack Daar,...

Shabbaton To Newport, RI

Friday, November 8

Come with us to Newport where we will join our friends of Congregation Jeshuat Israel for a full Shabbat experience at the Touro...

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 - September 15 - 20, 2019

  • Morning Services 

    Sunday Shahrit 8:00am
    Monday - Friday Shahrit 7:15am
    Minhah, Arbit & Selihot 
    Sunday - Thursday 6:30 pm

Shabbat Services September 20 - 21, 2019

  • Friday Eve

    Minhah & Arbit 6:45pm
    Candle Lighting 6:39pm
    Sunset 6:57pm
    Morning Services 8:30-11:45am
    Class 5:30pm
    Minhah & Arbit 6:30pm
    Sunset 7:55pm
    Habdalah 7:30pm