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

        Hamentashen Order Reminder

Hamentashen orders will be ready for pick-up on Sunday, Feb. 18th from noon-2pm. Hamentashen are also available for sale during this time.

Schedule of Passover Services 

Click here to see the schedule for the upcoming Passover holiday.

Sisterhood Calendar Ads

The Sisterhood's annual calendar is currently being prepared. To place an ad in the calendar click here for more information and pricing.

Purim Dinner

The shul's annual Purim Dinner will be held on Friday, March 2nd following 5:30pm services. More information here.

Thirty-Fifth Hamentashen Sale

Once again the Sisterhood will be baking and selling hamentashen. For more details and to order please click here.

The Sisterhood just completed baking their last batch of hamentashen for the year, shown below, for a total of 9650.


Rabbi's Classes  

Rabbi Langer's  weekly Tuesday classes continue at 10:30 am and his Thursday classes at 7:00 pm. Click here to see the upcoming classes. To listen to classes already held click here.

Chair Yoga for Seniors Class

The shul is offering weekly classes in Chair Yoga,  taught by Toni Farkas,  on Monday   mornings from 11:30am-12:30pm.  The classes are open to the community and there is a nominal fee of $5 per class. If you have any questions please call the office at 845-454-2890.


                     Ongoing Activities

* 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.

*The shul's K4 Men's Club meets the last sunday of each month at 9:30am. If you have any questions please contact Steve Spira via the shul's office at 845.454.2890.

* 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 robl56@aol.com.

              Recent Programs & Events

Saturday Night at the Movies

The next to last movie in our Saturday night at the movies series was on Saturday, February 10th at 7:30pm, with the movie being "The Producers".  

Saturday Night at the Movies

On Saturday, January 20th at 7:00pm, as part of the Saturday night at the movies series, the movie - "The Woman in Gold" was shown

A Presentation by Sibyl Silver 

Sunday, January 14th at 7:00PM a presentation was made by Sibyl Silver on her project to rescue Torahs taken during World War 11. Click here for more details. This presentation was underwritten by a grant from the Ann and Abe Effron fund, under the auspices of the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley.

Chanukah Dinner

The shul's annual chanukah dinner was held on Sunday, December 17, 2017. 

Hanoch Teller presentation

On Sunday morning, September 3rd the shul hosted a breakfast and presentation by Hanoch Teller.

Hanoch Teller is a globe-trotting modern-day maggid (storyteller of yore) renowned as the King of the Storytellers and will be speaking on "Heroic Children," his latest work.  The book which is being called the next Ann Frank, represents every stripe of a young Jewish victim, from every corner of Europe and from every religious, national and socioeconomic background.  What they all shared in common was an iron will to live - but not at all costs.  Their determination to hold onto their dignity and principles make these unforgettable stories a zenith of human achievement.  Heroic Children is a work of prodigious scholarship and spellbinding narrative.      


A Day at the Ballpark

On Sunday, August 13th  Schomre Israel sponsored "Community Jewish Heritage Night" at the ballpark. 


Zmira Langer's 100th birthday party 

The party was held on june 29, 2017. Click here for pictures.

Annual raffle and cocktail party

The shul's annual raffle was held on June 25, 2017.  


Bike ride with BikeNCSY  

On June 25, 2017, the shul hosted the BIKENCSY event with NCSY. Information about the event is here. Photos from the event:


Rummage sale

The Sisterhood's last annual rummage sale was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017

Yom Hashoah Program and Service

This program was held on Sunday, April 23rd at 7:00pm. More detail is available here.

Saturday/Sunday Night Movie Schedule

Saturday/Sunday night movie series for the winter has been completed. Below are the films featured during the series.

1.  January 21 - Shalom Aleichem
2. February 18 - The Princess Bride
3. March 19 - Keeping the Faith

Purim Dinner 2017

The annual Purim dinner was held on March 12th. For pictures from the dinner please click here.

Chanukah 2016

The Sisterhood's annual Chanukah dinner took place on Sunday, December 25, 2016 . For pictures from the dinner click here.  Shown below is Srully Wulliger performing at the dinner.


Shabbat Across America

On March 4, 2016 the shul joined with many shuls across America to celebrate Shabbat Across America. 

Recent Speakers

Rabbi Yerachmiel Seplowitz - April 2, 2017
Rabbi Gedalyah Berger - March 5, 2017

Rabbi Dovid Cohen - January 31, 2016
Rabbi Shmuel Schneid - February 14, 2016  
Rabbi Eichanan Zohn - March 6, 2016

For the 2016 speakers click here to see the subject of each of their presentations and here to hear their presentations.

NYC Bus Trip to Jewish Museums and Janina Synagogue

Schomre Israel had a bus trip to lower Manhattan on Sunday, October 18th. We visited the Jewish Heritage Museum for a guided tour, followed  by a guided tour at Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue & Museum.  Pictures from the trip here. Video clips here.

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