Congregation Schomre Israel
Welcome to Congregation Schomre Israel, a modern orthodox synagogue located in Poughkeepsie, New York in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley.
Annual Hamentaschen Sale
While the ladies of the Sisterhood and their assistants continue to bake Hamentaschen, see below, make sure you get the flavors you want by sending in your order form and money as soon as possible. To get a copy of the order form click here.
Hamentaschen baking is underway.
Schomre Israel Hosts 17th Annual Read Hebrew America and Canada
Opening its doors to all members of the Jewish community, Schomre Israel will be one of 600 Jewish institutions across the continent to host Read Hebrew America and Canada. Led by Rabbi Eliezer Langer, the five week Hebrew Reading Crash Course will focus on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and basic reading skills to Jews with little or no background in Hebrew. Classes will meet on Tuesday at 10:30 AM, starting January 13, 2015 thru February 10, 2015. Click here for more details.
Class is in session.
"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.
Movie Night at Schomre Israel
Save the evening of February 28th when the shul will be screening the movie - ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR. More information to follow. Please check back for additional details.
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.
The shul's annual chanukah dinner was held on December 21, 2014. Pictures from the dinner can be seen by clicking 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.