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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 located at:

250 Edgewood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618!

Please join us for our Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:00 AM!
Children of all ages are welcome, and Shabbat school is available for all children who wish to attend.

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. 

Saturday, October 1

Pre-Service Prayer: 8:30 AM in the Prayer Room. If you would like to join via phone conference, please call 609-746-1082 code 640891#. Contact Ava Batts for more info.

Shabbat Service: Live-stream and in-person. 10:00 AM. Streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Sharing our Bread: after service in the kitchen. Please bring your own bags to take groceries home. 

Bagels and Blessings:2:00 PM-3:00 PM on 990 AM, 107.1 FM, or online at

Youth Group: Saturday evenings 6:00-7:45 PM in the Oneg Hall. Ages 12-18 welcome.


Tuesday, October 4

Kol Nidre Service: Tuesday, October 4, at 7 p.m. in person and live on our Facebook page. Nursery childcare provided.

Wednesday, October 5

Yom Kippur Service: Wednesday, October 5, at 10 a.m. in person and live on our Facebook page.

Yom Kippur Prayer: Wednesday, October 5, at 5 p.m. 

Yom Kippur Break the Fast Dinner: Wednesday, October 5, at 7 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass.

Other Weekly Ongoing classes and events:

Shema Connections Class: There will be no connection class during October. Please sign up in the Fig Tree after service, especially if you need childcare. Contact Ava Batts for more information.

Oración Selah: Mondays at 8 p.m. For Spanish speakers via phone conference. 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. 

T’Shuvah Prayer: Thursday 6 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.


Erev Shabbat Group: Fridays at 7 p.m. via zoom. Join us to celebrate Shabbat and discuss the Parshah readings for the week. Contact Neyoka for more information.


Rosh Hashanah - Answering God's Call

Rosh Hashanah service streamed live on Sep 26, 2022, the 1st of Tishri, 5783. The message given by Pastor Tom Burgo begins at 01:19:40

(He Went)

Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52

2 Samuel 22:1- 22:51

2 Chronicles 11-19


2 Chronicles 20-25

Revelation 13-17

Click here to download the reading plan for the year.

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