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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

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Our Own Herbert Kohn – Bearing Witness

On Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bremen Museum, Shearith Israel congregant, Herbert Kohn will be the featured speaker at the “Bearing Witness” program at The William Breman Museum. The 2014 – 2015 “Bearing Witness” series features Holocaust Survivors telling their personal stories of strength, courage and determination. The Kohn family had lived in […]

Americolor Opera

Back By Popular Demand – AMERICOLOR OPERA

Please join us on Sunday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m. for the Americolor Opera Gala Concert. Don’t miss out… The house will really rock! The cost is $5.00 for your ticket to a joyful afternoon where you’ll be able to savor every tune. For more information….

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Machaneh Shai Shabbat

Come to shul for Machaneh Shai Shabbat on Saturday, November 1st. During the morning, there will be programs for all Machaneh Shai children and family services. All children will participate in the end of services in the main sanctuary.  

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Machaneh Shai Community Service

On Sunday, November 2nd, Machaneh Shai will be taking part in a community service project which begins at 10:30 a.m. All parents and children will have the opportunity to pack bags of toiletries and make PB and J sandwiches which will be distributed during the week at a local shelter. If you have toiletries to […]


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 […]