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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

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Potter and Pesah

Sunday, April 7, 5:30PM

What does the most famous boy wizard in the world have in common with the Exodus story? Come find out from Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg...

Pre-Pesah Packathon

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00PM

This year, in addition to our interfaith Thanksgiving Pack-a-thon, we are organizing a Pre-Pesah Pack-a-thon in collaboration with...

Mitzvot Workshop with Zachary Edinger

Sunday, April 14, 10:00AM

On select Sundays, our shamash, Zachary Edinger, will lead our students & youth in an interactive and educational...

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 March 24 - 29, 2019

  • Morning Services [Shahrit]

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

Shabbat Parah March 29 - 30, 2019/5779

  • Friday Eve

    Candle Lighting 6:59pm
    Services 6:30pm
     
    Saturday Morning
    Morning Services 8:15 - 11:45am
    Torah Reading: Shemini-Parah
     
    Saturday Evening
    Seuda Shelishit & Class 5:55pm
    Minhah & Arbit 6:55m
    Sunset 7:18pm
    Habdalah 7:54pm
     
    Shabbat Parah:  We read the law concerning the ashes of the Red Heifer [Heb. "Parah Adumah"] from Numbers 19 to remind us of the purification ritual for the Paschal sacrifice.