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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

Chanukah is Almost Here

The Sisterhood's annual Chanukah dinner will take place on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm. For more information and pricing details click here

Thirty-Forth Hamentashen Sale

For the 34th year the Sisterhood will be baking and selling hamentashen. In each of the past years they have produced between 8000-8500 hamentashen annually. To check prices, available flavors and applicable dates please check here. To order just print the order form and complete as described on the form.

Saturday Night Movie Series Returns

Movie night series continues Saturday, December 17th at 7:00pm with the movie "Keeping the Faith" starring Ben Stiller and Edward Norton. There is a nominal $5 fee and refreshments will be available. This event is open to the entire community.

Rabbi's Classes for the Fall

Rabbi Langer will begin his weekly Tuesday 10:30 am classes on November 1st. On November 3rd he will begin his Thursday 7:00 pm classes. Click here to see the dates and subjects of each class. Please note that the Tuesday and Thursday classes have been switched.

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

* Rabbi Langer's has a weekly class on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm. To listen to classes already held in this series click here.  

* On Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am Rabbi Langer presents a Torah Study class. To hear classes already held click here.

              Recent Programs & Events

Annual Raffle and Cocktail Party  

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


Saturday Night at the Movies

The last movie in the shul's Saturday Night at the Movies springl series was  - Gentleman's Agreement.  Check this site for the schedule of the next series in the fall.

Shabbat Across America

On March 4, 2016 the shul joined with many shuls across America to celebrate Shabbat Across America. 

Recent Speakers

Rabbi Dovid Cohen - January 31, 2016
Rabbi Shmuel Schneid - February 14, 2016  
Rabbi Eichanan Zohn - March 6, 2016  

Click here to see the subject of each of their presentations and here to hear their presentations. 

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

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.

Rabbi's Installation

Rabbi Langer's installation took place on August 30, 2015. Pictures from the installation may be seen here. You may also listen to the presentation 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.

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.

Sun, 4 December 2016 4 Kislev 5777