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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. 

Food Drive: From December 4th to December 11th, we will be collecting items for our food pantry.  The items needed are:

  1. Hearty Soups - Progresso or Campbell's Chunky - No Condensed Soup please

  2. Complete Pancake Mix - Only Needs Water Added

  3. Pancake Syrup

  4. Spaghetti Sauce - Traditional Or Meat Flavored

  5. Instant Oatmeal - Only Needs Water Added

We would request only these items be brought and placed in the box located next to the book shelf near the entrance to the sanctuary.  We also ask you to check the expiration dates on the items you donate.  Anything which expires within 30 days should not be donated.​


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.


Please join us for our annual Chanukah party on December 5, 2021 starting at 4:00 PM. Tickets are $6.00 per person. There is a limit of 90 people, and tickets are sold first-come, first-served. Please contact us if you would like to pay for tickets by check or cash.

Chanukkah in the Spirit

How does G-d give direction by speaking into your thoughts? How can you differentiate the thoughts that G-d gives you from other thoughts? How can your perception of your own peace guide you in following the leading of the Ruakh Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit)? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on November 27, 2021, the 23rd day of Kislev, 5782.

(From The End)

Genesis 41:1-44:17

1 Kings 3:15-4:1

2 Kings 10-23

Luke 2-6

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

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