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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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Shearith News

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A Tribute to Johanna Norry

Sisterhood Letter to Johanna Norry After thirteen years of supporting Congregation Shearith Israel, Rabbi and Johanna Norry are moving onto other opportunities.  The Sisterhood would like to thank Johanna for her support of Shearith over the years.  Please take a moment to ready the attached … [Read More...]

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Welcome Rabbi Melvin Sirner!

We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Melvin Sirner and his wife Lenore will be joining Congregation Shearith Israel in August! Rabbi Sirner joins us after 43 years with Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle, NY.  We are blessed to have someone with such experience, dedication, and … [Read More...]

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Registration for Children’s Education is Open!

Looking for a place where your children can get a serious Jewish education in a fun, experiential environment?  If so, then consider registering for Machaneh Shai, our Children's Education Program!  Registration is open to both members and non-members, … [Read More...]