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Congregation Schomre Israel

Welcome to Congregation Schomre Israel, a modern orthodox synagogue located in  Poughkeepsie, New York in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley.

To see the shul's mission statement click here


                    Programs & Events

"Know Your Book - Ezra & Nechemia"

Beginning Thursday, July 9th  at 7:00 PM Rabbi Langer will be offering  new weekly classes in the "Know Your Book" series.  To listen to classes already held in this series click here.

I Didn't Know That: An Excursion in Little Known Torah Tidbits

Rabbi Langer will be presenting classes on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am, from July 14th through August 25th on "Little Known Torah Tidbits". For more details click here

Jewish Heritage Night at the Ballpark

Join us at Dutchess Stadium as we sponsor Jewish Heritage Night as the Renegades host the Tri-City Alleycats on Sunday, August 23rd at 5:05 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the shul for $12 each or online here.  They can also be ordered through the Renegades here.

Rabbi's Installation

Please save the date of August 30th for the installation of Rabbi Eliezer Langer. More details to follow. Refer to this page periodically for the updates.

NYC Bus Trip to Jewish Museums and Synagogue

Schomre Israel is planning a bus trip to lower Manhattan on Sunday, October 18th. We will be going first to the Jewish Heritage Museum for a guided tour, followed by a box lunch at the museum. Information about the museum may be found here. This will be followed by a guided tour at Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue & Museum. Click here for information about the synagogue.

This trip, which is open to the community, will be limited to 50 people. The trip's cost of $75 per person includes the bus, all admissions with guides and a box lunch. Reservations, accompanied by a non-refundable payment of $75, may be made at the shul office. Reservations and payments can also be made on-line by clicking here.

Cutoff date for reservations, with payments, is September 10th or earlier if 50 paid reservation have been made. If you have any questions please call the office at (845)454-2890.

                     Ongoing Activities


* Rabbi's Parsha Potpourri classes are held 45 minutes before Friday night services.

* The Sisterhood of Schomre Israel is providing breakfast food(cereal and bananas) to the local homeless shelter once a month. If you would like to assist the Sisterhood by providing four boxes of cereal for a specific month, please contact Sandy Corwin at 845-452-2436.

* Bingo is played every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 4:00 pm.

* The Private Herman Siegel Post 625 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States holds its monthly meeting on the first Sunday of each month, at 9:30 am at the shul. For more information please contact the Post Commander, Robert L. Morrison at

              Recent Programs & Events

 Chanukah Dinner

The shul's annual chanukah dinner was held on December 21, 2014. Pictures from the dinner can be seen here.

Jewish History Classes

The history classes by Rabbi Langer have just completed and you can hear the transcripts of each of the classes by clicking here.

Annual Hamentaschen Sale

The Sisterhood completed its 32nd Annual Hamentaschen sale. This year they made 8500 hamentaschen. 

Schomre Israel Hosts 17th Annual Read Hebrew America and Canada

Rabbi Eliezer Langer, on February 24th, completed a five week Hebrew Reading Crash Course that focused on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and basic reading skills to members and non-members with little or no background in Hebrew.

Movie Night at Schomre Israel

On February 28th the shul had a screening of the movie -  ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR -  on March 22nd the movie - THE CHOSEN - and on April 19th the movie - THE FRISCO KID.  The movie - CAST A GIANT SHADOW - was shown on sunday night, May 31st. This was the last movie of the spring season. Movie night will resume in the fall.

Shabbat Across America

On March 13th the shul joined with many shuls across America to celebrate Shabbat Across America. 

Annual Raffle and Cocktail Party  

The shul's annual raffle and cocktail party was held on June 7th.

Rabbi Shalom Hammer - Guest Speaker

On Sunday, July 19th at 7:00 pm, Rabbi Shalom Hammer was a guest lecturer at the shul.  His presentation may be heard by clicking here. Also a number of pictures from the presentation may be seen here.  

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