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A Community Dinner Featuring Rabbi Meir Soloveichik in Conversation with Professor Yaacob Dweck

Join Rabbi Soloveichik and Princeton Professor Yaacob Dweck, as they discuss Professor Dweck's new book:Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas. 

The Idea of Kingship

A study of biblical attitudes towards kingship and political power through a study of Megillat Ruth and selections from the Books of Judges and Samuel.


Visiting Scholar In The Succah: David Moster

Rabbi David Moster, one of the foremost etrog experts, explores the etrog's most pressing mysteries.

Hoshaana Rabba Mishmarah-Tikkun

Join us in this annual Shearith Israel tradition as we bid farewell to Succot and prepare for Simhat Torah in our stunning Elias Room succah.

Shabuot Public Lecture

Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver another intriguing lecture at what has become a prime Shabuot learning destination on the Upper West Side. After the talk, guests are encouraged to enjoy some cheesecake!

Visiting Scholar: Professor Laura Arnold Leibman

We are delighted to welcome Professor Laura Arnold Leibman, who will deliver two historical lectures.

The Meaning of Memory: Reflections on Leading a Worthy Life

Join us for a special Yom HaZikaron event featuring a conversation between Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik and Dr. Leon Kass.

A Community Dinner Featuring Shearith Israel Member and Author, Scott Shay in Conversation with Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Join Scott Shay and Rabbi Soloveichik for an enlightening discussion about religion's fundamental questions over an elegant Shabbat dinner. 

Visiting Scholar: Dr. Geoffrey Herman

We welcome Dr. Geoffrey Herman, who will deliver two lectures on this Shabbat.

Israel At 70 Lecture Series

Join us for these special lectures by Rabbi Soloveichik, marking this momentous anniversary of the State of Israel. 

Revealing the Enduring Ethics of Aggadah: Levinas’ Talmudic Readings

In these two lectures, we will follow Levinas’ steps through a textual analysis, and assess how well they stand the tests of time, scholarship, and enduring value.

Rabbi Soloveichik's Tu B'Shebat Shiur

Rabbi Soloveichik's Tuesday night shiur will be dedicated to the themes of Tu B'Shebat.

The Most Misunderstood Holiday: A Series on the True Meaning of Hanukkah

Come join us for a special series of three classes by Rabbi Soloveichik on this fascinating topic. 

Jerusalem's Jubilee- A Three Part Lecture Series

Join us for this three-part lecture series marking the calendar year in which we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unification of this holiest city. 


Cardozo's Ancestors: The Supreme Court, the Judiciary, and the Jews

 We will study the early American Jews that were the ancestors of Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, and ponder how their story impacted the life of one of the most prominent and distinguished Jews in the history of the American judiciary.  

Co-Sponsor our Shabbat Teshuba Kiddush


We invite you to attend our annual Shabbat Teshuba Derasha delivered by Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik, during morning services on the Shabbat before Kippur, and welcome sponsorships for the kiddush following the derasha.

Jew vs. Jew: The Battle Over the Balfour Declaration

Join us for Rabbi Soloveichik's major lecture marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

Pulpit Swap Shabbat

Rabbis Levine and Soloveichik will “swap” synagogues on this shabbat, enjoying the warmth of their peer kehillot and each treating us to a special lecture after morning services. 

Shabbat HaGadol Derasha

Don't miss Rabbi Soloveichik's virtual Shabbat HaGadol Derasha!

Passover and the American Imagination

A major symposium and luncheon - as part of our Year of Years programming and events, leading up to a celebration in 2019, which will mark 365 years of Jewish life in America - and in tribute to Shearith Israel's 5778 Hatanim, Simon Salama-Caro and Robert Kapito.

Brexit and the Bible: A Reflection on Nations, Empires, and Jewish History

 Rabbi Soloveichik will ponder the future of England, Anglo-Jewry, and of Europe itself. 

Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history. 


Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.