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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

November 17 - November 23

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. 

Friday Night Lights: The Making and Meaning of Shabbat

Friday, November 22

Stay around for a bit after Friday evening services for an inspiring Shiur delivered by Rabbi Soloveichik. 

Annual Thanksgiving Pack-A-Thon 2019

Thursday, November 28, 9:30AM

Be part of the annual Thanksgiving initiative that packs hundreds of packages to feed hungry New Yorkers.

Thanksgiving Parade Viewing for Youth

Thursday, November 28

Get your child the best parade view in town on our Portico!

Family Beatbox Luncheon & PTTS Shabbaton

Saturday, December 14

Champion beatboxer Mark Martin will host a beatbox workshop for teenagers and children, and he'll also give...

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 November 17 - 22, 2019

  • Sunday 8:00am

    Monday - Friday 7:15am
    Evening Services [Arbit only]
    Sunday - Thursday 6:30pm

Shabbat Services November 22 - 23, 2019

  • Friday Evening

    Candle Lighting 4:15pm
    Evening Services 4:15pm
    Friday Sunset 4:33pm
    Morning Services 8:15-11:45am
    Class 3:30pm
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 4:05pm
    Saturday Sunset 4:32pm
    Habdalah 5:00pm