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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: Earliest - 5:38 | Schul-7:01     *   Mincha 7:00

Earliest time for the evening Shema – 8:02pm

 Latest time for the morning Shema – 9:49   *    Shabbos concludes  -  1 minute after 8:04

Classes and events


· Classes resume after Pesach

· Hebrew classes will start April 25 – Tuesdays: 11:45 – Conversational Hebrew;  6pm – Hebrew Reading;  7pm – Conversational Hebrew (repeat)


Events and Schedules

· Monday April 3, 7:30 pm – Board Meeting – Maariv at 7 pm

· Tuesday night, April 4, after nightfall -  Search for chometz in House, Office & Car

· Wednesday, April 5  

o   Matzah may not be eaten during the day

o   Shacharit - 7:00 am

o   Siyum for First Born - approximately 8:15 am live

o   Chometz Burning - 8:30 am - 9:30 am

o   Finish eating chometz - before 10:24 am (Pough time)

o   Nullify Chometz, burn, flush, feed pet, give away, or destroy all unsold chometz - before 11:41 am (Pough time)

o   Eruv Tavshillin

o   Mincha/Maariv - 7:00 pm

o   Seder at Rabbi Krasner’s House – after Maariv (rsvp preferred)

o   Candlelighting - 7:07 pm (earliest Candlelighting 6:05 pm)

o   Halachic Midnight - 12:57 am

· Thursday, April 6

o   Shacharit - 9:00 am

o   Mincha/Maariv - 7:00 pm

o   Candlelighting and preparing for the second seder - after 8:09 pm

o   Seder at Rabbi Krasner’s House – after Maariv (rsvp preferred)

o   Count the Omer, Day 1

· Friday, April 7

o   Shacharit - 9:00 am

o   Pesach Barbeque – after Kiddush (weather permitting)

o   Mincha/Maariv - 7:00 pm

o   Candlelighting - 7:08 pm (earliest Candlelighting 6:07 pm)

· Shabbos, April 8

o   Shacharit - 9:00 am - Shir HaShirim

o   Havdallah - 8:10 pm

· Sunday, April 9  - Monday, April 10

o   Shacharit - 7:30 am

o   Mincha/Maariv - 7:00 pm

· Tuesday, April 11

o   Shacharit - 7:30 am

o   Mincha/Maariv - 7:00 pm

o   Candlelighting – (and a two day yahrzeit candle should be lit) 7:13 pm (earliest 6:10)

· Wednesday, April 12

o   Shacharit - 9:00 am - Az Yashir - Song of the Sea

o   Pesach Barbeque – after Kiddush (weather permitting)

o   Mincha/Maariv - 7:00 pm

o   Candlelighting - 8:16 pm or after

· Thursday, April 13

o   Shacharit - 9:00 am

o   Yizkor - 11:00 am

o   Mincha/Maariv - 7:00 pm

o   Pesach ends - 8:17 pm you can eat chometz

o   Wait till after 10:00 pm to eat chometz that was sold over Pesach

· Tuesday, April 18  - Evergreen Delivery for April and May

· Friday, Shabbat - April 21-22, Rosh Chodesh Iyar



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

Passover Schedule

 Click here for the Passover Schedule.  

Flower Centerpieces for Passover

To order this flower centerpiece for Passover click to get the order from.

                     Ongoing Activities

 * 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

*  Chair yoga classes are held every Monday and Thursday at 10:00 am.

              Recent Programs & Events

Annual Purim Dinner

The annual Purim dinner was held on March 7th. 


The Sisterhood has just completed its fortieth successful year of baking and selling hamentashen.

Chanukah Dinner

 Sisterhood's annual chanukah dinner was held on Sunday, December 25, 2022. 

Wiffleball Tournament

On October 16th the shul once again hosted the Federation's annual wiffleball tournament. In addition the shul provided a BarBQ with hot dogs and hamburgers free to all attendees. A good time was had by all.

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.

Sat, April 1 2023 10 Nisan 5783