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

Rabbi's Classes  

Rabbi Langer's  weekly Tuesday classes continue at 10:30 am and his Thursday classes at 7:00 pm. 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

* Every Monday, at 6 PM, May through September, a small group of dedicated men and women gather in the chapel to study and share ideas. The group has discussed the journey of the Israelites from the death of Moses to the death of King Solomon.  Class discussion will continue with the plight of the tribes as the North and the South struggle for supremacy.  Evelyn and David Horowitz will facilitate the discussion.

At 7 PM, David will continue teaching  Hebrew language (prerequisite : class of 2015 ). Evelyn will continue teaching  "Improving Hebrew reading skills", using the prayerbook. Classes begin on May 9 ...all classes are free and open to the Jewish community.
For information, please call Dr. David Horowitz (845) 452-5969 after April 10.

* 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

Yom Hashoah Program and Service

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

Passover Centerpieces

Sisterhood sold Floral centerpieces for the 2017 Passover holiday.


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.

Thirty-Forth Hamentashen Sale

For the 34th year the Sisterhood was baking and selling hamentashen. This year they made 9000+.


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.


Annual Raffle and Cocktail Party  

The shul's annual raffle and cocktail party was held on Sunday, June 26th. 


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.

Annual Chanukah Dinner 2015

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

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.

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.

Fri, 28 April 2017 2 Iyyar 5777