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Purim Schedule

PURIM HOLIDAY

Fast of Esther

Wednesday, Febuary 28th

Dawn (Fast Begins) ..............................................5:10 am

Sunrise ..................................................................6:31 am

Morning Service (Shahrit) ....................................7:15 am

 

Eve of Purim

Wednesday Evening, February 28th

Minhah (men wear tefillin) .............................................5:15 pm

Sunset ...........................................................................5:46 pm

Arbit (Evening) Service ....................................................6:00 pm

End of Fast.......................................................................6:07 pm

Reading of Megillah, followed by Herringfest dinner .......6:15 pm

Late Reading of Megillah ................................................8:00 pm

 

Purim Day

Thursday, March 1st

Morning Shahrit...................................................7:15 am

Morning Megillah Reading & Breakfast .................8:00 am

Women’s Megillah Reading ..................................8:00 am

Late Morning Megillah Reading ...........................11:00 am

Sunset...................................................................5:47 pm

End of Purim Day ..................................................6:08 pm

Post-Purim Service (Arbit only)...............................6:30 pm

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829
Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776