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Get Involved with Shearith Israel

ark-column Life Cycle Events:
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


Shabbat Services

This week, Saturday, April 18, is Men’s Club Shabbat. Services will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary with childcare in the Youth Lounge. Rick Kaplan will lead Shacharit and Todd Zeldin will lead Musaf. Ed Jacobson will chant the Haftarah. Torah readers are Tal Frank, Mike Froman, Howie Slomka, Al Hazan and Barry Etra. The Gabbai will be Michael Rich.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Men’s Club.

Rabbinical Candidate Weekend May 8 – 11

Join us May 8 – 11 for a visit from a possible new Rabbi for Shearith Israel!  On Friday evening, Kabbalat Shabbat and Oneg starts at 6pm.  On Saturday morning, services begin at 9am followed by Kiddush and Q&A with our guest.  From 6pm – 7pm, there will be a learning session with the rabbi, Mincha and […]

Book Club

Sisterhood Book Club

The next Sisterhood Book club meeting is Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Betsy Stein. We’ll be discussing Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. Contact Paula Grad at emailgrad@att.net for more information.