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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"

On Thursday, January 7th  at 7:00 PM Rabbi Langer will be continuing his weekly classes in the "Know Your Book" series.  To listen to classes already held in this series click here.

Torah Studies

Beginning Tuesday, January 5th at 10:30am Rabbi Langer will be presenting a five-week course in Torah Studies. Click here to see schedule and class subjects.

Chair Yoga for Seniors Class

The shul will be offering weekly classes in Chair Yoga  taught by Toni Farkas  starting Monday,  January 4th 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.


Annual Hamentashen Sale

The Sisterhood will shortly begin their 33rd year of making hamentashen for sale as part of their fund raising efforts. Last year they produced 8500 hamentashen. For information regarding the flavors available and how to order please click on this link.

Upcoming Speakers

Rabbi Dovid Cohen - January 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Rabbi Shmuel Schneid - February 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Rabbi Eichanan Zohn - March 6, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Click here to see the subject of each presentation. 

Shabbat Across America

On March 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm the shul will join with many shuls across America to celebrate Shabbat Across America. For more information click here and to see video about Shabbat Across America click here. To make on-line reservations and pay by credit card click here.

                     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.

* 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

* The Saturday Night at the Movies series is ongoing for the Fall. Check this site for the schedule of the next movie.

              Recent Programs & Events

Jewish History Classes

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

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.

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.  

Jewish Heritage Night at the Ballpark

 Jewish Heritage night was held on August 23rd at Dutchess Stadium. Click here to see pictures from the event.

Rabbi's Installation

Rabbi Langer's installation took place on August 30, 2015. Pictures from the installation may be seen here. You may also listen to the presentation here.

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.

Annual Chanukah Dinner

This year's dinner was held on the 7th night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 13, 2015.  Click here to see pictures from the dinner. 

Sat, 6 February 2016 27 Shevat 5776