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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. 

WAIT-LIST ONLY - July 4th Trip to the Touro Synagogue

Thursday, July 4

Join Rabbi Soloveichik for an all-day field trip to Newport, Rhode Island, home of our historic sister synagogue, the Touro Synagogue. 

Three Weeks Film Screening - "More Precious Than Pearls"

Wednesday, July 31, 7:00PM

Shearith Israel member Naftali Friedman explore the idea of faith after the Holocaust through the life of his father, Alex Friedman,...

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 June 16-21, 2019

  • Morning Services

    Sunday 8:00am
    Monday-Friday 7:15am
    Evening Services [Minhah & Arbit]
    Sunday-Thursday 6:45pm

Shabbat Services June 21-22, 2019

  • Friday Eve

    Candle Lighting  8:13pm
    Minhah & Arbit 6:45pm
    Sunset 8:31pm
    Morning Services 8:30 - 11:45
    Class 7:05pm
    Minhah & Arbit 8:05pm
    Sunset 8:31pm
    Habdalah 9:13pm