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
Annual Raffle and Cocktail Party
The shul's annual raffle and cocktail party will be held on Sunday, June 26th at 2:00pm. For more information and ticket(s) contact Irwin Lifshey at 845-452-2051. To buy ticket(s) on-line click here and follow the instructions.
* 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.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Rabbi Langer's weekly class in the "Know Your Book" series is held Thursday nights at 7:00 pm. To listen to classes already held in this series click here.
Recent Programs & Events
Sisterhood Fund Raiser
Schomre Israel Sisterhood introduced a new fund raiser - "Flower Centerpieces for the Holidays". It was open to all members of the community who wished to have a beautiful floral centerpiece for their Passover Seder. They plan to do this again for the High Holidays.
Saturday Night at the Movies
The last movie in the shul's Saturday Night at the Movies fall series was - Gentleman's Agreement - on Mar 19th. Check this site for the schedule of the next series.
Shabbat Across America
On March 4, 2016 the shul joined with many shuls across America to celebrate Shabbat Across America.
Annual Hamentashen Sale
The Sisterhood has completed their 33rd year of making hamentashen for sale as part of their fund raising efforts. This year they produced 8500 hamentashen.
Hamentashen pickup was Sunday, March 13th.
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.
NYC Bus Trip to Jewish Museums and Janina Synagogue
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.
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.