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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

March 22 - March 28

 Regular midweek and shabbat services are canceled

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

COVID-19 Programming & Response

Although we cannot be together in person for the moment, we can continue to learn together as a community. This page will be updated...

Pesah 5780

Celebrate Pesah 5780 with Shearith Israel. Learn how we are adjusting our Pesah experience and resources to meet the COVID-19 crisis.  

Pesah in a Box & Passover Shopping Options


Coronavirus Update, March 27 2020:

Sadly, our synagogue building remains closed.  All regular services and in-person programs remain suspended until further notice. Follow our emails for updates including virtual programming that we will continue to offer.


To order "Pesah-in-a-Box" Haggadah/Seder or Yom Tob meals, click here. Firm ordering deadline: Wednesday, April 1.


Prayer Schedule

Weekday Services March 29-April 3, 2020

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

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

Shabbat HaGadol Services April 3-4, 2020 Consecration Anniversary of Second Mill Street Synagogue (1818)

  • Friday Eve

    Minhah & Arbit 6:30pm
    Candle Lighting 7:05pm
    Sunset 7:23pm
    Synagogue Consecration Anniversary
    Second Mill Street Synagogue (1818)
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Class 6:00pm
    Minhah & Arbit 7:00pm
    Sunset 7:24pm
    Habdalah 8:01pm
    Shabbat HaGadol, the “Sabbath of the Great [One]” is the designation used for the Sabbath just preceding Passover, which was always the occasion for a “great” sage of rank to exhort the assembled congregation concerning the upcoming Passover Festival. At Shearith Israel, this Shabbat is also observed as the anniversary of the consecration of its 2nd Mill St. Synagogue Building, which was completed and officially dedicated just in time for Passover 1818.