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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 20 - September 26

Minyan on the Portico schedule, Kippur services in our Main Sanctuary, and other times can be found here

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

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

High Holidays 5781

While this year will be different from all other years, we invite you to commemorate the High Holidays at Shearith Israel. Learn...

Lulabim Orders

Purchase your lulab and etrog set.

Virtual Shabbat Teshuba Derasha

Rabbi Soloveichik's annual Shabbat Teshuba Derasha will be available around the world and in the comfort of your own home.

Sign Up for Indoor and Outdoor Services

We are cautiously returning to services, with your health and safety in mind.

COVID-19 Programming & Response

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

Coronavirus Update, September 24, 2020:   

 

We are now in the thick of the Ten Days of Awe and looking forward to an inspiring Shabbat Teshuba, a meaningful Kippur, and a festive Succot and beyond. Notwithstanding the amazingly smooth and uplifting Rosh HaShana that many of us enjoyed at both our indoor and outdoor services, we wish we could say it was without incident. Please click here to read the important COVID-19 update that was sent by our leadership to the participants of our Rosh Hashana Main Sanctuary service. 

 

Best wishes for a gmar hatima tova, and many years.

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Until we are able to come back together for other in person programs and activities- and to our friends who reside far away- we remain virtually close through our wide array of virtual programs, lectures, classes, and activities, along with the many acts of hesed that are being provided by our wonderful congregants and staff.

 

Check our COVID-19 webpages for all virtual programming details and resources and follow our emails for updates and reminders.

 

 

 

Prayer Schedule

Rosh HaShanah 2nd Day Daytime Sep. 20, 2020

  • Sunday: Second Day Morning

    Shahrit 9:00am
    Torah Reading & Haftarah 9:45am
    Shofar 10:10am
    Musaf 10:30am
    Conclusion of Service 11:30am
    Limited Seats Available for Purchase
    Two Weeks in Advance Only
    At Two Locations:
    At Synagogue & At Manhattan Day School
    Requires Application & Confirmed Reservation
    Fill-out High Holiday Seat Request 5781
     
    Noon Outdoor Communal Shofar Blowing 
    Open to Community without Reservations
    In Front of 2 West 70th St. 12:00 noon
     
    Sunday: Second Day Concluding Evening
    Sunset 6:56pm
    Habdalah after 7:18pm
    Minhah, Arbit & Selihot 6:30pm
    Limited Seats Available for Purchase
    Two Weeks in Advance Only
    At Two Locations:
    At Synagogue & At Manhattan Day School
    Requires Application & Confirmed Reservation
    Fill-out High Holiday Seat Request 5781

Fast of Gedaliah 5781 September 21, 2020

  • Monday Morning

    Monday Dawn (Fast Begins) 5:21am
    Monday Sunrise 6:43am
    Fast Day Shahrit, Monday Morning 7:15am
    Requires Application & Confirmed Reservation
    Fill-out Coronavirus Re-entry Minyan at CSI 
     
    Monday Evening
    Special Fast Day Minha Service [with Tefillin]
    Followed by Arbit & Selihot
    Monday Evening 6:00pm
    Requires Application & Confirmed Reservation
    Fill-out Coronavirus Re-entry Minyan at CSI
    Monday Evening Sunset 6:54pm
    Monday Evening End of Fast 7:16pm

Weekday Service Times September 22 - 24, 2020

  • Thursday Morning, September 24 Only

    Shahrit Service, Thursday Only 7:15am
    Requires Application & Confirmed Reservation
    Fill-out Coronavirus Re-entry Minyan at CSI 
     
    Evening Services [Minha Arbit & *Selihot]
    Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday Evenings
    Daily Minha Arbit & Selihot Services 6:30pm
    Requires Application & Confirmed Reservation
    Fill-out Coronavirus Re-entry Minyan at CSI 

Shabbat Teshubah September 25 - 26, 2020

  • Friday Evening 

    Candle Lighting before 6:29pm
    Friday Eve Sunset 6:47pm
    Friday Eve Services 6:30pm
    Requires Application & Confirmed Reservation
    Fill-out Coronavirus Re-entry Minyan at CSI 
     
    Saturday Morning
    Torah Reading: Haazinu; Haftarah: Shubah
    Saturday Shabbat Morning Services
     
    Requires Application & Confirmed Reservation
    Please Fill-out Shabbat Service form
     
    Saturday Evening
    Minha Arbit & Selihot Services 6:20pm
    By Confirmed Application & Reservation
    Fill-out Coronavirus Re-entry Minyan at CSI 
    Saturday Sunset 6:45pm
    Habdalah 7:19pm