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.

Our temporary home is in 

Wallace Hall

at Brighton Presbyterian Church

1775 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14610

We are now open for Service!
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. Although there will be no Shabbat School, children will be provided with an entertainment packet. 
We will still be having ONLINE Shabbat services. Click here to join us live on Facebook at 11:30 am on Shabbat, or here to join us live on YouTube. 

B’Nafshee (For My Life) Class: Thursday August 13 and 27 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.

Leadership Zoom Meeting: Sunday August 16 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Meeting is mandatory for all leaders. Rabbi Jim will send out a Zoom email invitation.


K'eesh Echad (As One Man) Group Prayer Meeting: Tuesdays 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 Ministry Meeting: Sunday August 23 at 1 p.m. Contact Rebbetzin Diane for more information.


The Joy of the World

Why do we reap what we sow? Why did G-d give us free will? Why does evil exist? How did G-d make a way for us to be forgiven by Him when we have sinned? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on August 8, 2020, the 18th day of Av 5780.

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Congregation Shema Yisrael,

Offices: 1200-A Scottsville Rd., Suite 395, Rochester, NY 14624

Services: Brighton Presbyterian Church - Wallace Hall, 1775 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610

(585) 288-0670 Copyright 2015 Shema Yisrael, All Rights Reserved.