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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

January 23 - January 29

Outdoors on lawn at 8 W 70th St. and occasionally indoors. Schedule of dates and key times can be found here.

Sign Up for Services

We have cautiously resumed in-person services and are arranging them with your health, safety, and comfort in mind.

Youth Trip to the Tenement Museum: At Home in 1911

Sunday, February 13, 11:00AM

Our youth are invited on a special tour of the Tenement Museum's recreated 1910s apartment.

Friday Night Lights 5782

Friday, January 28

The majesty returned to the Upper West Side in 5782 with the return of Friday Night Lights Live! Hear Rabbi Solovehick...

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

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

Update December 3, 2021


Just as we were starting to enjoy greater normalcy as so many of us are vaxxed and boosted, and even our children five and up are getting vaccinated, a new variant, Omicron, came on the scene. The authorities are now urging us to, again, wear masks at all indoor gatherings, and the scientists are telling us that they need a few weeks to better understand the new variant, how dangerous it is, and how well the vaccine can protect us from its effects.


It is also important that we know how recently our members and visitors have been vaccinated. If you've received additional doses since you sent us your proof of vaccination, or if members of your family have been recently vaccinated, please send in your updated cards to This will make it easier for us to admit you to our services and other in-person activities.


Prayer Schedule

Weekday Services January 23 - 28, 2022

  • Prior to attending services: Please

    Mornings [Shahrit] Service
    Sunday 8:05am
    Monday - Friday 7:05am
    Evening [Minhah & Arbit] Services
    Sunday - Thursday 4:45pm

Shabbat Services January 28 - 29, 2022

  • Prior to attending services: Please

    Friday Eve
    Candle Lighting 4:51pm
    Evening Services 5:00pm
    Friday Sunset 5:09pm
    Saturday Morning
    Zemirot 8:30am
    Shahrit 9:00-11:20am
    Parashat Mishpatim Ex. 21:1-24:18
    Haftarah Jeremiah 34:8-22 and 33:25-26
    Bar Mitzvah: Eliezer Nebot
    Junior Congregation 10:30am
    Saturday Evening
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 4:50pm
    Saturday Sunset 5:10pm
    Habdalah 5:38pm