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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.



During this unpredictable, challenging time, 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.

Learn More & Livestream Services


Our Kabbalat Shabbat service is full of singing and camaraderie and begins at 7:30 p.m. Regularly, we hold our Friday Night Live service.  Also, about once a month during the warmer months, we hold “Shabbat in the Park” starting at 5:45 p.m.

Weekly Saturday morning Shabbat services begin at 9 a.m. with Kiddush at approximately noon.

Shabbat Mincha follows Kiddush at 12:30pm (or 30 minutes following the conclusion of Musaf).  Motzei Shabbat Ma’ariv and Havdallah begin just after shkiah/sunset on Saturday evenings.

Tot Shabbat:

  • Tot Shabbat – Up to age 5 with caretaker (no drop-offs)                                                      10:30-11:15 a.m. Every Shabbat morning (Check calendar for exceptions for holidays and school breaks.)

Minyan Shelanu

Minyan Shelanu is a weekly Service led by Ori Salzberg, with occasional special guest leaders, for school-aged children and their families held every Shabbat morning from 10:30 – 11:15am in the Chapel during the school year. Participate and sing-along with familiar prayers, niggunim (wordless melodies) and more. Check the calendar for dates.

Daily Services & Shiva Minyanim

Minyan is held every morning and evening at Shearith Israel and evening shiva minyanim are arranged in homes as required. Learn more here. As service times change by season, for the most up-to-date schedule information, please consult our calendar

You may also want to join the SI Minyan listserv by emailing Members of this listserv may post messages advising others of an upcoming yahrzeit or simcha, notifying the group if a regular attendee will be missing services, and other minyan-related matters.

Want to lead services or chant/leyn Haftarah or Torah?

Shearith Israel tefila is lay led; we are eager to expand the group of Shearith Israelites who lead services, chant Haftara, and leyn Torah. To leyn Torah, please contact Andrea Seidel Slomka at To to lead a Shabbat or Yom Tov service or chant Haftara, please contact Michael Rich at Weekday service leaders are chosen on the spot, so just show up and make known your yarzheit/mourning or other interest in leading.  We would be enthusiastic about helping you learn (or brush up on) these skills: let Andrea or Michael know, and/or check out our study resource guides: 

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