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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 7:50pm (Shul 7:20pm * Earliest 6:40) * Mincha 7:00pm   

Earliest time for the evening Shema – 8:51 

 Latest time for the morning Shema – 9:28  *  Shabbos concludes  -  1 minute after 8:50

Classes and events

Tisha Biav Schedule

· 8:07pm - Fast starts Saturday night

· 9:30pm - Maariv with Eicha and Kinot


· 8:30am  - Sunday Shacharis with Kinos

· 5:30pm  - Film for Youth – Rebuilding the Beis Hamikdash with Master Story Teller

· 6:30pm  - Tisha Biav Film – The Devil’s Arithmetic

· 7:30pm  - Mincha with Talis and Teffilin  

· 8:49pm – Fast concludes


Events and Schedules

· Monday  9am – Special Shacharis at 9am with the descendants of Joseph Eisner

· Thursday 10am – Chair Yoga

· Shiva Minyan and times to be announced


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 second 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

Aaron Lipkin June 22nd presentation

 On June 22nd Aaron Lipkin make a presention at the shul, described below, to members of the community.


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.

Sun, August 7 2022 10 Av 5782