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Get Involved with Shearith Israel

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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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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

Sukkot continues...

Sukkot continues….

Please continue to join us this week for the following events in the Shearith Israel Sukkah: Kadmia / USY Chinese Food in the Sukkah: Join us for Chinese food in the Sukkah on Sunday, October 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please RSVP to Tamar Williams and plan on bringing $10 for food.  Be sure […]

Simcaht Torah

Children’s Simchat Torah

Simcaht Torah is fun for kids. Join Rabbi Norry, Rabbi Lesack, and other families on Thursday, October 16th at 5:45 p.m. for a child-friendly Simchat Torah celebration. We will sing, dance with the Torahs and enjoy ICE CREAM afterwards!

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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 this post title for updates on […]

Brill Institute

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 us? Instructor: Dr. Shelley Buxbaum […]