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Traditionally, Jewish life is punctuated by certain milestones — birth, bar/bat mitzvah, weddings, anniversaries, Shabbat and the holidays. We are enriched by our ancient heritage as we celebrate each of these life-cycle and calendar events.

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Tu-B'Shevat-Seder-column Youth & Adult Programs:
Scholars in Residence, Kadima, USY, Friday Night Live, Rap with the Rabbi, or simply Jewish Learning, Shearith Israel provides a diverse program for both children and adult members of the congregation.

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As the first synagogue in the nation to open a homeless shelter, Congregation Shearith Israel has sponsored the Night Shelter for Homeless Women for more than 20 years.

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Recent News and Events


2015: Our Next Chapter

In 2015, Congregation Shearith Israel will enter its Next Chapter.  We are currently engaged in a Rabbinical Search to replace our current Rabbi, Hillel Norry, who after twelve years, is leaving to pursue other opportunities.  It is a bittersweet time, but an exciting opportunity for our congregation.  Please click on […]

Lulav and Etrog

Lulav and Etrog

When we think of the fall Jewish holidays, we usually think of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur because they come first and are really the Yamim Noraim – The Days of Awe. But don’t forget Sukkot comes right away the following week

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Jewish Denominations: The Challenges of Modernity

How did we get to where we are today as Jews? We realize that it wasn’t always the case that Jews could affiliate with different denominations – or for that matter, not affiliate at all.  How did this Jewish denominational life evolve and what does the future have in store for […]