Congregation Shema Yisrael is a congregation of Jews and Gentiles who believe in the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), and who worship the God of Israel in a Jewish way. We are committed to restoring the Jewish Roots of our faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.


Our purpose is to proclaim Messiah Yeshua to Jewish and non-Jewish people, connect them personally with the God of Israel through prayer and worship, draw them into fellowship, lead them to spiritual maturity, equip them to serve, and inspire believers everywhere to reconnect with their Jewish roots.

We are moved into our new home at:

250 Edgewood Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618!

Please join us for our Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:00 AM!

Please note the change of time and location.
Our Shabbat services are on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at:
250 Edgewood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
There is socially distanced seating, and masks are required. There is a section in the back designated for those who are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons.  All children are welcome, and are required to wear a mask over the age of two. Shabbat school will resume January 2nd.
We will still be having ONLINE Shabbat services. Click here to join us live on Facebook at 10:00 am on Shabbat, or here to join us live on YouTube. 

Tu B'Shevat Celebration: Saturday January 30 at 10 a.m.


Oración Selah: Mondays at 8 p.m. For Spanish speakers via Zoom. Contact Hector or Aimee Rodriguez for more information.

Messianic Judaism Class: Tuesday 7 p.m. via Zoom. Contact Rabbi Jim by email for more information.


K'eesh Echad (As One Man) Group Prayer Meeting: Cancelled. Will resume Tuesday December 8 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Zoom meeting id #694-302-7595 and the password is Luke1611, or you can call 929-205-6099. Contact Mark Stone for more information.

Women’s Bible Study: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Based on the book “Dear You, Letters of Identity in Yeshua” Contact Ethel Chadwick for more information.

T’Shuvah Prayer: Thursday 6:30 pm. Via phone conference. Join us as we pray for those in need of salvation, our nation, Israel and the world. Contact Ava Batts for more information.


B’Nafshee (For My Life) Class: Thursday Thursday January 7 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For anyone interested in more in-depth understanding and application of the spiritual roots of disease and other dysfunctions. Contact Rabbi Jim by email for more information or to be included in the Zoom Meeting.

Erev Shabbat Group: 7 p.m. via Zoom to celebrate Shabbat and discuss the Parshah readings for the week. Contact Neyoka for more information


Things Are Not As They Seem

What happened when Biblical prophets confronted those in authority over their sins? How did the religious authorities react when Yeshua confronted them? Have we seen similar reactions from those in authority in America? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on January 16, 2021 the 3rd of Shvat, 5781.



Exodus 10:1-13:16

Jeremiah 46:13-28

Isaiah 28-40

John 3-7

Click here to download the new reading plan for the year.

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250 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

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