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Thanksgiving at Shearith Israel

View of Thanksgiving Day Parade from our portico

View of Thanksgiving Day Parade from our portico

View of Thanksgiving Day Parade from our portico

View of Thanksgiving Day Parade from our portico

Congregation Shearith Israel has been conducting Thanksgiving services since President George Washington first declared this holiday in 1789. Jews participated side by side with other Americans in fighting for and establishing the United States as an independent country. At our services on Thanksgiving Day morning, we chant several chapters of Psalms—parts of the Hallel—at the conclusion of the morning prayers. We also recite the prayers for the governments of America and Israel.

Our 2020 Thanksgiving Celebrations will be different, but no less festive! The schedule for Thursday, November 26 is as follows:

 
8:00 am - Services with Psalms & Hallel, by pre-registration only - to sign up, click here.
 
Livestreaming on Shearith Israel's Facebook Page: 

 
10:00 am - A unique Jewish Thanksgiving commemoration with Psalms & Hallel

 
10:15 am - A brief Pack-A-Thon presentation featuring Rabbi Yosie Levine of the Jewish Center and a video 
To register and donate to this year's Pack-A-Thon and help MASBIA feed hundreds of struggling families, click here.
 

10:30 am - Rabbi Soloveichik's annual Thanksgiving Address

 

Second Mill Street Synagogue
1818
Nineteenth Street Synagogue

The congregation's fourth synagogue was built on nineteenth Street, just west of Fifth Avenue.  

1860