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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: – 4:07pm *  Mincha 4:05pm *  Shabbos concludes  -  1 minute after 5:08

Earliest time for the evening Shema – 5:08  *   Latest time for the morning Shema – 9:26


The earliest time to light the Chanukah menorah is 3:28pm, and it should be lit before the Shabbos candles (preferably before 4:07, but up until a few minutes before sunset (4:24))
The candles must be large enough, or there must be enough oil to burn at a minimum until 5:39

After Shabbat, the custom is to pray Maariv, light the menorah, and then Havdallah.

Please Remember to say Shema before coming to Shul on Shabbat Morning

We start saying Vesain Tal Umatar on Maariv after Shabbat

Last time to eat Jelly Donuts – Monday night 5:07pm


Thirty-ninth Hamentashen Sale

Sisterhood is beginning its planning for its 39th hamentashen sale. To order please click here for all the details and order form.


Classes and events



· Sunday, December 5, ~9:30am – Talmud 5th Chapter  (live only)

· Tuesday, December 7, 10:30am – Daniel 12 – The Concept of Resurrection

· Thursday, December 9, 6pm –  Clothes of the Rightous (w a light dinner

· Sunday, December 12, ~9:30am – Talmud 5th Chapter  (live only)

· Tuesday, December 14, 10:30am – Daniel 12 – The Era of the Resurrection



· Sunday, December 5, 5pm - Chanukah Dinner

· Monday, December 6, 7pm – Board Meeting

· Thursday, December 9th 6pm – Hands-on JudaismClothes of the Righteous - Learn hands on how one checks to ensure that their clothes do not have a mix of wool and linen.

· Sunday, December 12th 10am – Hands-on JudaismClothes of the Righteous –  repeat


                     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

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

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.

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.

Wed, December 8 2021 4 Tevet 5782