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Purim at Shearith Israel is a meaningful and joyous holiday. Celebrate Purim through prayer, hesed, and merrymaking.

 

Purim Schedule

Click to see the Purim Schedule.

Audio Recording of the Megillat Esther

Listen to the entire Megillat Esther online. Sung by Hazzan Rabbi Ira Rohde.

Indoor and Outdoor Megillah Readings- Sign up NOW!

While maintaining strict social distancing, both indoors in the Main Sanctuary and outdoors on Paved Paradise, we want anyone who wishes to attend megillah reading in person to be able to. 

Register here for readings you wish to attend, including the Women's Reading and a special family- and costume-friendly reading on Purim morning.

Purim Dinner 5780- CANCELLED, to be on the safe side

Immediately following the Megillah reading, registered guests are invited to a relaxed family-style meal in Levy Auditorium.

Purim Dinner and Celebration 2019

Join us for Megillah reading in our beautiful Main Sanctuary, plus special children's programming, and register for our festive community dinner which follows.

CSI Youth Presents: "Esther Saves The Day!"

It’s the Purim story as you’ve never seen it before!

Purim Celebration and Herringfest: The Purim Edition

Join us for Megillah reading, and a herring-infused dinner for registered guests.

CSI Youth Purim Programming by Story Arts

We welcome all children to the Story Arts show during the reading of the Megillah

Women's Megillah Reading

Celebrate 31 years of women reading the Megillah on Purim morning at Shearith Israel.

Purim Breakfast, CANCELLED to be safe

Immediately following the readings of the 8:00 am readings of the Megillah, congregants are welcome to enjoy a festive breakfast. 

Purim Dinner and Celebration

Join us for Megillah reading in our beautiful Main Sanctuary and register for our festive community dinner which follows.

 

First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

1730
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883