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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. 

Congregation Business Meeting: Sunday October 10 at 11 am in the Sanctuary.

Restore Balance to Brighton Candidate Forum: Sunday October 24 at 4 p.m.  Join us for a meet and greet session, and question and answer forum with 5 of the candidates in the upcoming Brighton elections. 


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. 

New Believer Class: For anyone new to the faith, or who would like to learn more. Contact Ava Batts 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: 7 p.m. via Zoom to celebrate Shabbat and discuss the Parshah readings for the week. Contact Neyoka for more information.


Be in Health 2-Day Conference

Thursday November 11, 2021:   5:00PM-9:00PM & Friday November 12, 2021:        9:00AM-5:00PM

The conference is free. You must register online in order to attend the event. Space is limited. For more information and to register, click here.

Why are we sick?

There is so much misunderstanding in both the medical community and the church about the causes of disease in mankind. Yet crucial answers to man’s diseases and problems have been laid out in the Bible for thousands of years.     Read more....

Receiving G-d's Love

Why is it important to experience G-d's love? What stops us from receiving G-d's love? What helps us to receive G-d's love? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on October 9, 2021, the 3rd day of Cheshvan, 5782.

(Go Forth)

Genesis 12:1-17:27

Isaiah 40:27-41:16

Judges 7-21

Matthew 11-15

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

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