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Services @ CSI

All services are now taking place at Shearith Israel. Daily Minyan continues to be held on Zoom as well. In this "post-COVID" era, we once again require an in-person minyan for all prayers that need a minyan with the exception of Mourner’s Kaddish. That means if there are 5 people in-person and 5 people on Zoom, the service will omit prayers like the Barchu and Torah reading, but include the Mourner’s Kaddish at the end of the service. We are striving to have 10 people in-person for all of our daily minyanim in addition to our Zoom participants.

We are continuing to count Zoom participants as part of a minyan, or prayer quorum, allowing members to recite full prayer services including Mourner's Kaddish. Shabbat morning services are being held in-person and also livestreamed above or on social media via these links: 

Livestream on YouTube   Livestream on Facebook


service times: friday, may 24 - thursday, may 30: 

*Morning services on Monday, May 27th will begin at 8:30 am in observance of Memorial Day.


Friday, May 24th:

Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv Services (7:30 pm) — in-person and on Zoom 

Saturday, May 25th:

Shabbat Morning Services (9 am) — in-person and LIVESTREAMED
Mincha (12:30 pm)  — in-person only   
Saturday evening Ma'ariv and Havdalah services are held by request only. Please email to request this service take place on a particular week. 

Scroll down for the Zoom link and scroll up to Livestream services

REMEMBER: Shearith Israel has a minyan twice a day, seven days a week. Yahrzeit begins the previous evening. Please participate in our services, either in-person or on Zoom to support your fellow congregants saying Kaddish - YOU might just be that key tenth person!


Daily Minyan on Zoom

To be a part of Daily Minyan services on Zoom, visit the following link at the appropriate time. 

Daily Minyan Services via Zoom - Gather Here

To join via the Zoom website instead, go to, click "Join a Meeting" and then enter the Meeting ID and Passcode. CSI members: Please check your email for the passcode, which is required for entry. Non-members who wish to request access to our minyan may email



Shabbat & yom tov Services:

For information on our weekly Shabbat services (including Tot Shabbat and our all ages ALT Service), candle lighting times and more, click the button below.

Shabbat Services & Info


CSI's Spritual Music Innovator Ori Salzberg leads a fun, interactive and musical Shabbat morning service featuring stories, Torah reading, and more in Zimmerman Hall at 10:30am. All are welcome— school-aged children, families, and all ages! Email to sign-up to read Torah or lead a portion of the service. 

ALT Service - Learn More



Bring your young davener(s) ages 0-5 (with a caretaker) for a fun, interactive, weekly Shabbat morning service with songs, stories, snacks, and more in the multi-purpose / reception room at the front of the administrative wing at 10:30 am. No need to register— simply come and enjoy this exciting experience! The monthly line-up of leaders is:

  • 1st and 3rd Shabbat of each month — Jana Fruchtman
  • 2nd Shabbat — Rabbi Helfand
  • 4th Shabbat — Nancy Gorod
  • 5th Shabbat (when applicable) — Sharon Graetz

Please note: Tot Shabbat will be led by Jana Fruchtman on May 25th.


Shabbat morning torah study: 

Torah Study takes place in Zimmerman Hall from 10:30 - 11:30 am each Shabbat morning. Most weeks, the facilitators are either Rabbi Jonathan Crane or Rabbi David B. Helfand, but other congregants also lead the session on occasional weeks. 


Purchasing or downloading a Siddur:

To download the prayer book for weekday and Shabbat services, or to order a prayer book (or an Etz Chaim chumash), click the appropriate button below: 

Download Siddur Sim Shalom Weekday and Shabbat Services

Siddur Sim Shalom / Etz Chaim Chumash - ORDER HERE



As congregants may be participating in services from home with a variety of siddurim, please find a breakdown of page numbers for prayer services across the Rabbinical Assembly's Sim Shalom and Lev Shalem siddurim.

Siddur "Crosswalk" for Shabbat

Siddur "Crosswalk" for Weekdays



Shearith Israel davening is lay led; we are eager to expand the group of Shearith Israelites who lead services, chant Haftarah, and leyn Torah. To leyn Torah, please contact Baruch Stiftel and Howard Zandman at To lead a Shabbat or Yom Tov service or chant Haftarah, please contact Michael Rich at

Weekday service leaders are chosen on the spot, so we encourage you to just show up and make known your yahrzeit/mourning or other interest in leading.  We welcome the opportunity to help you learn (or brush up on) these skills. Reach out to Baruch and Howard (for weekday Torah reading) or Michael and/or check out our study resource guides: 

Resources for learning how to lead tefila at Congregation Shearith Israel

Resources for learning how to read Torah and Haftara at Congregation Shearith Israel

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