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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


Shabbat schedule


Candle lighting 7:55pm (Shul 7:20pm * Earliest 6:42) * Mincha 7:00pm   

Earliest time for the evening Shema – 8:56 

 Latest time for the morning Shema – 9:11 * Shabbos concludes  -  1 minute after 8:57

Classes and events


      Daf Yomi is at 7:00pm on zoom

· Sunday, May 22 ~9:15am – Talmud Menachus 29

· Tuesday, May 24, 10:30am – The Works of the Rambam – The Letter to Yemen

· Thursday, May 26, 7pm – Jewish Legal Discussion – Can one use DNA in a Jewish Court of Law

· Sunday, May 29, ~9:15am – Talmud Menachus 29

· Tuesday, May 31, 10:30am – The Works of the Rambam – The Letter to Yemen

· Thursday, June 2, 7pm – Jewish Legal Discussion


Events and Schedules

· Thursday, May 26 – Yiddish Club – The History of Yiddish Theater in America

· Sunday, May 29, 5pm In Preperation for Shavuos - Rebbetzin Berman “Our Unique Journey to Matan Torah” for women only

· Tuesday, May 31  – Rosh Chodesh Breakfast after davening

· Monday, June 13 – Maariv and Board Meeting (7pm & 7:30pm)


To access a zoom meeting click link: ;  Pswd - 2448   

                     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 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

* The Jewish Federation's "Learn and Lunch Bunch" program is being hosted by the shul on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 11:30am. For more information contact the Federation's office at (845)471-9811

              Recent Programs & Events

Thirty-ninth Hamentashen Sale

Sisterhood's  39th hamentashen sale(2022) was recently completed. This was the first sale in 2 years due to the covid restrictions.


Annual Purim Dinner


Annual Purim Dinner, hosted by the sisterhood, was held on March 17, 2022. This was the first Purim dinner held since the beginning of the Covid lockdown.

Annual Chanukah Dinner

Sisterhood's annual chanukah dinner was held on December 5, 2021. This was the first chanukah dinner in 2 years and a good time was had by all.

Sisterhood Annual Hamentashen Sale

Sisterhood has completed baking hamentashen for Purim 2020.


     Last tray of hamentashen for 2020               Rabbi Krasner and Holly

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.

Annual Purim Dinner 

The Sisterhood's annual Purim dinner was held on Thursday, March 21, 2020.

                   Brisket                                   Hamentashen


Sisterhood's Annual Hamentashen Sale

The Sisterhood  completed baking hamentashen for its 36th annual sale(2020). Shown below are some of the bakers.

Thu, May 26 2022 25 Iyyar 5782