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For information on how Shearith Israel is working to combat the spread of COVID-19, please visit the links on our homepage. All morning and evening services, as well as programming and meetings, are being held as virtual gatherings via Zoom. Please visit our homepage and calendar for additional details.

Livestreaming Services

Rabbi Kaiman and Jodi Salomon, Executive Director, in consultation with our leadership at Shearith Israel, the Rabbinical Assembly, USCJ, and experts at the CDC working on COVID-19, have updated guidelines for the next phase of combating this illness. 

Congregation Shearith Israel is suspending all in-person services and programs. On Shabbat mornings with B'nai Mitzvah, close family of the B'nai Mitzvah, prayer leaders, and Torah readers will constitute a small minyan. Others are asked not to attend these services in person. 

Many Conservative congregations are considering this a sha'at d'chak - a time that is a particular stress. One of Rabbi Kaiman's teachers in Jewish law, Rabbi Elliot Dorff, holds by this opinion. This legal category permits certain practices that would normally be forbidden. The relevant example is forming and participating in virtual minyanim. 

As such, our daily and Shabbat services will continue at the regular times in a virtual manner. We will count participants participating in these livestreamed services as part of a minyan, or prayer quorum, allowing members to recite full prayer services including Mourner's Kaddish.

To be a part of services, visit the following Zoom link at the appropriate time. To participate via phone, dial 929.205.6099 and then enter the meeting code 404 873 1743.

Livestream Services Here

To download the prayer book for weekday and Shabbat services, click the "Download Siddur Sim Shalom" button. 

Download Siddur Sim Shalom Weekday and Shabbat Services

Service Times:

MINYAN TIMES THIS WEEK (FRIDAY, MARCH 27 - THURSDAY, april 2)

REMEMBER: Shearith Israel has a minyan twice a day, seven days a week. Yahrzeit begins the previous evening. Please participate in our virtual services (at the "Livestream Services Here" link above) to support your fellow congregants saying Kaddish - YOU might just be that key tenth person!

Wed, April 1 2020 7 Nisan 5780