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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

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This Week's Prayer Schedule

April 4 - April 10

Minyan schedule outside (Portico or 8 W 70th St. Lot), Main Sanctuary services, and other times can be found here.

Sign Up for Indoor and Outdoor Services

We have cautiously resumed services, with your health and safety in mind.

SPRING 2021 FUNDRAISER | Providence & Politics: Zionism from Herzl to Begin

Tuesday, April 13, 7:30PM

Join Rabbi Soloveichik for a unique Zionist tour around the world, with visits to the Vienna of Herzl, the London of Balfour, the...

Friday Night Lights

Friday, April 16

Starting Ereb Pesah, March 25, Friday Night Lights returns to Fridays. Times will vary with...

Sunday Matinee

Stuck in the house? Tired of Netflix? Looking for some thought-provoking films to enjoy with old friends and new? It’s...

Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

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

Coronavirus Update April 7, 2021

We are grateful that so many of us have already been vaccinated and many more will be in the coming days and weeks. With hope and optimism in the air, we recognize that we are not out of the woods yet and the CDC and our own experts continue to recommend caution. As such, our Working Group continues to meet on a frequent basis to evaluate the latest data and guidelines. We continue to take a very cautious approach to the services we are offering both indoors and outdoors and continue to follow every precaution and safety protocol.

We welcome you- subject to our safety criteria and your comfort level - to join our indoors or outdoors, daily and shabbat services -- ALL BY ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND APPROVAL. Request a spot here.

 

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Until we resume regular 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

8th Day Passover (Diaspora), Eve of & Daytime Concluding Festival Day, April 3-4, 2021

  • All Services Only by Confirmed Application

    and  Reservation, with Time and Location
    Subject to Change and Cancellation
    Fill-out Coronavirus Minyan Registration
     
    END OF 7th DAY OF PASSOVER &
    EVE OF 8th DAY OF PASSOVER
    Saturday Evening, April 3
    INDOORS IN MAIN SANCTUARY:
    7th Day Minhah & 8th Day Arbit 7:00pm
     
    Saturday Evening Sunset 7:23pm
    Counting 7 Days of the `Omer
    7th Day End/8th Day Eve Candles after 7:59pm
     
    8th (FINAL) DAY PASSOVER MORNING
    Sunday Morning, April 4
    *Morning Services:
    INDOORS IN MAIN SANCTUARY: 9:30am
    OUTDOORS: 9:45am
    *Sign up and you will be assigned the
    service you will attend via email
     
    Shahrit, Hallel & Torah Readings:
    Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 & Numbers 28:19-25
    Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32-12:6
     
    CONCUSION OF PASSOVER (8th DAY)
    Sunday Evening, April 4
    INDOORS IN MAIN SANCTUARY:
    8th Day Minha/Motsae Yom Tob Arbit 7:10pm
     
    Sunday Evening Sunset 7:24pm
    Counting 8 Days of the `Omer
    Sunday Evening Habdalah 7:48 pm
    Wait until ½ hour after Habdala, 8:18pm,
    before consuming Hametz, to allow for re-sale.

Weekday Services April 5 - 9, 2021

  • All Services Only by Confirmed Application

    and  Reservation, with Time and Location
    Subject to Change and Cancellation
    Fill-out Coronavirus Minyan Registration

     
    Evenings, OUTDOORS:
    Monday - Thursday Evenings, April 5 - 8
    Minhah & Arrbit Services 6:30pm
     
    Mornings, INDOORS (MAIN SANCTUARY):
    Monday & Thursday Morns, April 5 & 8
    Shahrit Service 7:15am
     
    Tue., Wed. & Fri Morns April 6, 7 & 9 
    Only if there is sign-up demand
    Otherwise, No Service Scheduled
     
    YOM HASHOAH (Observed)
    HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
    Wednesday Evening, April 7th
    through Thursday, April 8th
    (Services follow Weekday Schedule)

Shabbat Services April 9 - 10, 2021

  • All Services by Confirmed

    Application & Reservation Only
    Fill-out Coronavirus Minyan Registration
     
    Friday Evening, April 9
    Evening Minha & Arbit 6:45pm
    Candle Lighting 7:11pm
    Friday Sunset 7:29pm
     
    Saturday Morning, April 10*
    *Sign up and you will be assigned the
    service you will attend via email
     
    Morning Services:
    OUTDOORS: 8:45am
    INDOORS IN MAIN SANCTUARY: 9:30am
    Torah Reading: Shemini
    Leviticus 9:1-11:47
    Haftarah: II Samuel 6:1-19
    Bar Mitzvah: Jacob Yamen
     
    Saturday Evening, April 10
    Saturday Minhah & Arbit 7:15pm
    Saturday Sunset 7:30pm
    Habdalah: 8:08pm