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!
However, we have limited seating that will be available on a first come, first served basis. You may reserve a seat by contacting the office before 4 p.m. on Thursday.
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

July 9 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For anyone interested in more in-depth understanding and application of the Be In Health principles about the spiritual roots of disease and difficulties. Contact Rabbi Jim for more information or to be included in the Zoom Meeting.


What Am I Thinking?

Do you understand the importance of right thinking on your life and on the lives of others? What is true wisdom and where does it come from? Do you know the characteristics of the simple or naive, the scorner, scoffer or mocker, and the fool? Do you know the fate of the simple or naive, the scorner, scoffer or mocker, and the fool? Why are there so many ungodly things happening in the world today? Pastor Tom answers these questions and more in this teaching given on June 27, 2020 the 5th of Tammuz, 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.  

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