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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

Service Schedule

Fall / Winter Davening Schedule

·  Shacharis (weekdays): 7:30 AM

·  Shacharis (Sundays and Holidays): 8:30 AM

·  Maariv (winter, weekdays): 6:40 PM (Zoom)

·  Kabbalat Shabbat: around candle lighting time

·  Shacharis Shabbat: 9:00 AM

All zoom events will be using:  pwd- 2448  |      646 558 8656   ID: 2448244824

Classes and events


Candle lighting: Earliest  - 6:32  *   Shul  – 7:20   *   Latest – 7:42 

Mincha 7:00pm  *   Shabbos concludes  -  1 minute after 8:42


Kabbalat Shabbat will be both live and on Zoom

Shavuos Schedule

     Erev Shavuot - Sunday, May 16

· 2:20 PM Zoom  Yizkor

· 2:40 PM Early reading of the Ten Commandments

· 3:00 PM Tikvas – Ruth as a Role Model

· 7:50 PM SHARP          Mincha/Maariv

· 7:51 PM    Candlelighting         


    Shavuot, First Day - Monday, May 17

· 9:00 AM            Shacharit - Special OUTDOOR Dairy Kiddush and Rabbi Krasner’s class, What defines a Kosher Sefer Torah, Teffillin or Mezzuzah. Please RSVP for Kiddush so we can plan accordingly.

· 7:50 PM            Mincha/Maariv

· on or after 8:53 PM            Candlelighting


    Shavuot, Second Day - Shabbat, May 18

· 9:00 AM            Shacharit           

· 10:30 AM            Yizkor memorial prayers following the rabbi’s sermon From Freedom to Chosen, our Holiday journey depicted by the Holiday offering

· 7:50 PM            Mincha/Maariv

· 8:54 PM            Yom Tov Ends



· Sunday, May 9 (9:20am – live only) – Talmud 5th chapter

· Monday, May 10, 6:00pm – Hebrew refresher

· Tuesday, May 11, 9:30amDaniel Chapter 8 – in comparison with the Covenant of Avraham

· Thursday, May 13, 7:00pm – Introduction of the Giving of the Torah

· Sunday, May 16 (9:20am – live only) – Talmud 5th chapter

· Thursday, May 20, 7:00pm – The Priestly Blessings


The Sunday classes are live only  * Monday Hebrew classes are going to be outdoors live only
* Tuesday and Thursday will be hybrid, both live outdoors and on zoom at -  pwd- 2448  |    phone:   646 558 8656   ID: 2448244824



· Monday May 10 – Evergreen pickup

· Wednesday May 12 – Rosh Chodesh Breakfast (Shavuos themed)

· Sunday May 16 – 2:20 – Shavuos Yizkor on Zoom

                               2:40 – the Shavuos Torah reading – the 10 Commandments on Zoom

                               3:00 – Tikvas Devorah Chana in Conjunction with PJ Library – Ruth as                      
                                          a Role Model and make your own ice cream  

· Wednesday May 26 -  11:00am – The return of the Yiddish Club


Rabbi's zoom classes

Talmud Studies with Rabbi Krasner Sunday Morning after Shacharis – Starting with the 4th Chapter of Brachos.

4K (Kvetching, Kvelling, Kibbitzing, Koffee) Club meetings are held the last Sunday of each month at 9:20 AM. A different topic is presented each month.

Is this the End of Days? The Book of Daniel on Tuesdays at 10:30AM.  A personal journey of dedication, yearning, and vision.
Timeless Thoughts on the Parsha - Thursday Nights at 7:00PM where we will study and discuss a topic from the Parsha.


On hold until we can resume our normal routines . . .
Return of the Yiddish Club  -  will be held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM  -   We have reestablished a Yiddush club!  As with all events and programs spearheaded by Schomre Israel, this is intended to be open to all in the community. You don’t need to be fluent in the language. Let us know you are interested in being added to our list, please email or call us at or 845.454.2890. 

All zoom events will be using:  pwd- 2448  |      646 558 8656   ID: 2448244824

Sisterhood Fund Raiser

 These are just a sample of the handmade cards available.   






Chair Yoga for Seniors  

The shul's weekly Chair Yoga classes ,  taught by Toni Farkas,  are held on Monday and Thursday from 11:00am-12:00pm.  There is a nominal fee of $5 per class. If you have any questions please call the office at 845-454-2890.


                     Ongoing Activities

* 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
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* 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
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              Recent Programs & Events

Sisterhood Annual Hamentashen Sale

Sisterhood has completed baking hamentashen for Purim 2020.


     Last tray of hamentashen for 2020                           Rabbi Krasner and Holly

Respect for Life

On Thursday January 23rd  Dr. Shirley Lapiidus  lead  the discussion in "Healing during Grief", followed by a talk on "the Torah Perspective on Living Wills, Healthcare Proxies and the Value of Life in a Comtemporary Medical Society"

Reading Hebrew 101 Classes   

On November 11th Rabbi Krasner began Monday classes on reading hebrew, starting from the absolute basics, and  focused on being able to read properly and fluently. The classes were held from 6-6:45pm thru the end of January. 

Mitzvah Workshops

Rabbi Krasner  presented a number of mitzvah workshops from November 5th thru January 7th. Click here for more details.

Siyum Haşhaş Live Hookup

January 1. 2020 at 1:00pm there was a live broadcast of the Siyum Hashas at the shul for members to see and hear the program being held at Giants stadium in New Jersey.

Annual Chanukah Dinner 

The shul's annual chanukah dinner was held on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The dinner of brisket and latkes was enjoyed  by all those attending. 

Shabbat Project - November 14-16, 2019

During the weekend of November 14-16 Schomre Israel participated in the Global Shabbat Project, along with thousands of synagogues and millions of Jews. The weekend included a Challah Bake and a guest speaker, Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein.


Wiffle Ball Tournament

On October 27th, the shul played host to the Jewish Federation's 2nd annual wiffle ball tournament. A good time was had by all participants.

Jewish Heritage Museum trip

On July 14th the shul sponsored a bus trip to the Jewish Heritage Museum for the Auschwitz Exhibit. This trip was open to the community.  Click here to see the Museum write-up regarding the exhibit.


On June 30th the shul hosted NCSY's annual Hudson Valley bike ride. Click here for more details.

Annual Raffle and Cocktail Party

The shul's annual raffle was held on Sunday, June 23th. 

Annual Purim Dinner 

The Sisterhood's annual Purim dinner was held on Thursday, March 21st .

                   Brisket                                                        Hamentashen


Sisterhood's Annual Hamentashen Sale

The Sisterhood recently completed baking hamentashen for its 36th annual sale. Shown below are some of the bakers.

Scholar in Residence Shabbat

Dr. David Luchins was our Scholar in Residence during the weekend of October 26-27. Details about his presentations are in the flyers here and here

Jewish Heritage Night

This year's Jewish Heritage Night at the ballpark was held on Sunday, August 19th.

Annual  Raffle and Cocktail party

The annual raffle and cocktail party was held on June 24th.

Purim Dinner  

The shul's annual Purim Dinner was held on March 4th. Pictures from the dinner are in the photo album section.

Saturday Night at the Movies

The next to last movie in our Saturday night at the movies series was on Saturday, February 10th at 7:30pm, with the movie being "The Producers".  

Saturday Night at the Movies

On Saturday, January 20th at 7:00pm, as part of the Saturday night at the movies series, the movie - "The Woman in Gold" was shown

A Presentation by Sibyl Silver 

Sunday, January 14th at 7:00PM a presentation was made by Sibyl Silver on her project to rescue Torahs taken during World War 11. Click here for more details. This presentation was underwritten by a grant from the Ann and Abe Effron fund, under the auspices of the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley.

Chanukah Dinner

The shul's annual chanukah dinner was held on Sunday, December 17, 2017. 

Hanoch Teller presentation

On Sunday morning, September 3rd the shul hosted a breakfast and presentation by Hanoch Teller.

Hanoch Teller is a globe-trotting modern-day maggid (storyteller of yore) renowned as the King of the Storytellers and will be speaking on "Heroic Children," his latest work.  The book which is being called the next Ann Frank, represents every stripe of a young Jewish victim, from every corner of Europe and from every religious, national and socioeconomic background.  What they all shared in common was an iron will to live - but not at all costs.  Their determination to hold onto their dignity and principles make these unforgettable stories a zenith of human achievement.  Heroic Children is a work of prodigious scholarship and spellbinding narrative.      


A Day at the Ballpark

On Sunday, August 13th  Schomre Israel sponsored "Community Jewish Heritage Night" at the ballpark. 


Zmira Langer's 100th birthday party 

The party was held on june 29, 2017. Click here for pictures.

Annual raffle and cocktail party

The shul's annual raffle was held on June 25, 2017.  


Bike ride with BikeNCSY  

On June 25, 2017, the shul hosted the BIKENCSY event with NCSY. Information about the event is here. Photos from the event:


Purim Dinner 2017

The annual Purim dinner was held on March 12th. For pictures from the dinner please click here.

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.


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.

Mon, May 10 2021 28 Iyyar 5781