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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

Thirty-Fifth Hamentashen Sale

Once again the Sisterhood will be baking and selling hamentashen. For more details and to order please click here.

Poland/Israel trip meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, October 17th, at 7:00pm for the second informational meeting regarding the shul's planned trip to Poland/Israel in May, 2018. The meeting will address questions raised during the first meeting and discuss possible modifications to the original planned itinerary. The meeting and the trip are opened to all.

A trip to Poland and Israel

Rabbi Langer is planning a historical tour to Poland and Israel from May 1st thru May17th of 2018. We will experience both the beauty and the destruction of European Jewry by seeing first hand the communities where our ancestors lived for centuries prior to emigration and annihilation.

 
Visiting former Chassidic centers, concentration camps and mass burials sites will give perspective and greater appreciation as we then travel to Israel, the modern and ancient.
 
Five star hotels, air conditioned busses, full board and excellent guidance will assure you an experience of a lifetime on this unique Schomre Israel Tour.
 
On September 26th the first meeting with interested participants was held to provide more details of the planned trip. Please watch this section for announcements regarding follow-up meetings. Email Rabbi Langer at rabbi@schomreisrael.org or call 845.454.2890 for more details regarding the itinerary and cost.

Rabbi's Classes  

Rabbi Langer's  weekly Tuesday classes continue at 10:30 am and his Thursday classes at 7:00 pm. Click here to see the upcoming classes. 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

* 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.

*The shul's K4 Men's Club meets the last sunday of each month at 9:30am. If you have any questions please contact Steve Spira via the shul's office at 845.454.2890.

* 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 robl56@aol.com.

              Recent Programs & Events

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:

 

Rummage sale

The Sisterhood's last annual rummage sale was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017

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.

 

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.

Wed, October 18 2017 28 Tishrei 5778