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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 - Esther"

Beginning Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM Rabbi Langer will be offering  weekly classes on the Biblical Book of Ruth. From May 7th to June 11th the class will be about the Scroll of Esther. 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 May 5th  through June 9th on Little Known Torah Tidbits. More details here.

Jewish Federation Film Festival 

On Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00 pm the shul will be hosting the Jewish Federation Film Festival, showing the film - "Fill The Void". For more information on the Federation Film Festival please visit their website.

Movie Night at Schomre Israel

The next movie in the Movie Night at Schomre Israel series will be - Cast a Giant Shadow - at 7:00pm on May 31st. This film, starring Kirk Douglas,  is a fictionalized account of the experiences of a real-life american military officer, Colonel David "Mickey" Marcus, who commanded units of the fledgling Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Annual Raffle and Cocktail Party

The shul's annual raffle and cocktail party will be held June 7th, at 2:00 pm. For more information click here. To purchase tickets please call Irwin Lifshey at 845.452.2051. If you would like to purchase by credit card 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 ordered online as shown here.

                     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 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.

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. 

Shabbat Across America

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

Thu, 28 May 2015 10 Sivan 5775