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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

Machaneh Shai 2nd Grade Siddur Shabbat is this weekend. Shabbat Services will begin Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary with childcare in the Youth Lounge. Todd Zeldin will lead Shacharit and Michael Rich will lead Musaf. Stuart Tuck will chant the Haftarah. Torah readers are Al Hazan, Mike Froman, Jaime Sherman Wender, Michael Rich, Melanie Kaplan and Michael Kanell. The Gabbai will be Bruce Stiftel.

Kids Activity 10:00 – 10:45 am
Youth Service 10:45 – 11:30 am
Siddur Presentation 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Kiddush this week is sponsored by

Susan & Stan Tenenbaum in Memory of their Mothers, Helen Brown & Bessie Cohen Tenenbaum.

Kiddush is also sponsored by our proud 2nd Grade Parents in honor of Siddur Presentations.

Friday Night Services

Friday Night Live

We have a great service planned for Friday Night Live, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
These services are appropriate for all ages; families and children are welcome and encouraged to attend. It’s a great way to introduce Shearith to others, so bring a friend or neighbor too.



Purim is here!
Join us for an evening of Purim events.
Early Family Fun & Kid’s Dinner: Come out in your best costume and join us at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 for a children’s dinner, best original costume contest, best family costume contest, PJ Library book nook, music and more… Prizes will be given to the Best Costume Winners! Invite your friends and family… it is FREE and OPEN to the community!
Megillah & Purim Shpiel: Come hear the Megillah and see the Purim Shpiel as never before on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:15 p.m. Be a part of this fun tradition and support Congregation Shearith Israel.