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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 please click here


                    Programs & Events

"Know Your Book - The Scroll of Esther"

Beginning Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM Rabbi Langer will be offering  weekly classes on the Biblical Book of Esther. For more details please click here. To listen to classes already held in this series click here.

Movie Night at Schomre Israel

Save the evening of February 28th at 7:30 pm when the shul will be screening the movie -  ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR.  Free admission and refreshments. 

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 March 3rd through April 28 on Little Known Torah Tidbits. More details here.

Shabbat Across America

Coming to Schomre Israel on March 13, 2015.  Congregation Schomre Israel will join hundreds of synagogues across the continent as we take part in an historical national Jewish event that celebrates what unifies all Jews – SHABBAT! Everyone is invited to join us for a user- friendly, Carlebach style musical service on Friday, March 13 at 5:30 PM. A Sabbath dinner will follow. Prepaid dinner reservations are required for this event.  For more information and a reservation form please click here. To register and pay on-line click REGISTER.

                     Ongoing Activities

* Rabbi's weekly email newsletter is available here.

* 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.

* 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 has just 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.

Tue, 3 March 2015 12 Adar 5775