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Congregation Sherith Israel

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Welcome to Sherith Israel

We don't just observe Judaism, we celebrate it

Embraced by our breathtaking historic sanctuary, Sherith Israel is a place to make Jewish friends and create Jewish memories.

We are a community that comes together to sing and celebrate our sacred holidays and festivals, mark the milestones in our lives and rededicate ourselves to social justice.

We are an innovative and open congregation that welcomes spiritual and secular Jews, Jews by choice and interfaith couples—whatever your religious background, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Whether you’re looking for a Jewish education for your children or yourself, or looking for a warm Jewish community, visit us. Look around. We look forward to welcoming you.

Here's what's new

Read High Holidays 5777 Sermons

Rosh Hashanah sermon by Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller.

Cantor David Frommer joins
Sherith Israel clergy 

Cantor David Frommer joined the Sherith Israel family on July 1. He comes to us from Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa. Continue

Congregation Approves Rabbi Jessica Graf
As Sherith Israel’s 10th Senior Rabbi 

On February 29, over 100 congregants attending a special meeting required by Sherith Israel’s bylaws unanimously approved Rabbi Jessica Graf as the synagogue’s next senior rabbi. Rabbi Graf will begin her new position on July 1. Continue

Phase II of Sherith Israel’s
Seismic Retrofit Underway

Work on Phase II of Sherith Israel’s seismic retrofit  is right on schedule. Our design team of ELS Architecture and Urban Design and engineers Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc., in partnership with Plant Construction Company, is back in full force. Have a look at our construction blog to see some amazing photos of the project. Continue

Rabbi Larry Raphael's tribute book available as PDF.
To honor Rabbi Larry Raphael on his retirement, we created a tribute book: Rabbi Larry Raphael: Celebrating His Story. View book.

Sun, 23 October 2016 21 Tishrei 5777