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.  

Congregation Shema Yisrael Coronavirus Update

Due to the continuing situation regarding Coronavirus in our region, Congregation Shema Yisrael is taking the precautions recommended by the Monroe County Health Department and the CDC.  We are suspending our in person services for the present, and will be moving to having our services online. We will be livestreaming our entire service on our Facebook page. If you are not on Facebook you can easily get an account and have access.


We will also be broadcasting the service via a Zoom conference. You can access Zoom via a smartphone app or at on your computer. The meeting ID# is 959-533-382, and the password is 12345. Please note that you will be muted and not be allowed to share your screen.


We will also record the entire service and post the audio and video on our website later in the day.  The links will be sent to the “Prayer and Podcast” list and posted on our Facebook page.  If you are not on the “Prayer and Podcast” list, please send an email request to the office email at


Our office will continue to function, while being moved to several different locations. Phone calls, mail and emails will still be answered, and any questions that you have will be answered as soon as we are able to get to them. Please continue to mail your donations to our Scottsville office, or donate online on our website. 


Sharing Our Bread will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturdays if we have enough donations to warrant it. It will be on a first come, first serve basis, and we will be limiting the number of people allowed in at a time.


Thank you for your patience and grace as we go through this transition. We are praying you all have good health, and may we all use this time to grow closer to our Messiah!

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

Due to the Corona Virus Outbreak advisories, we will only be having online Shabbat services until further notice. Please see the notification above.

The Blood on the Doorposts

How did Yeshua fulfill G-d's command to observe the Passover Lambs?  What did Yeshua's sacrifice accomplish that animal sacrifices could not accomplish?  How is the Biblical account of the Israelites protection from the 10th plague relevant to our experience with the Covid19 virus?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on April 4, 2020 the 10th day of Nissan (Aviv), 5780.

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