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

Shabbat Service Cancelled Saturday September 26

Our regular Shabbat service on Saturday September 26 is cancelled. We are encouraging everyone to participate in The Return, a day of Prayer and Repentance Friday evening and all day Saturday. Please click on the link below to register for the simulcast.

We are now open for Service Saturday mornings at 11:30 a.m.!
There is socially distanced seating, and masks are required. There is a section in the back designated for those who are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons.  All children are welcome, and are required to wear a mask over the age of two. Although there will be no Shabbat School, children will be provided with an entertainment packet. 
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. 

Elul Prayer: Begins Thursday August 20 in the evening. Ends September 29. Click here to download the Prayer Guide. Contact Mark Stone for more information.

Oración Selah: Mondays at 8 p.m. for Spanish speakers via Zoom. 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.


K'eesh Echad (As One Man) Group Prayer Meeting: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Zoom meeting id #694-302-7595 and the password is Luke1611, or you can call 929-205-6099. Contact Mark Stone for more information.

Women’s Bible Study: Tuesday 7 p.m. via Zoom. Based on the book “Dear You, Letters of Identity in Yeshua” Contact Ethel Chadwick for more information.

T’Shuvah Prayer: Thursday 6:30 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.


B’Nafshee (For My Life) Class: Thursday August 27 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For anyone interested in more in-depth understanding and application of the spiritual roots of disease and other dysfunctions. Contact Rabbi Jim by email for more information or to be included in the Zoom Meeting.

Erev Shabbat Group: Cancelled. Will resume Friday October 2 at 7 p.m. via Zoom to celebrate Shabbat and discuss the Parshah readings for the week. Contact Neyoka for more information

Kol Nidre Service: Sunday September 27 at 7 p.m. in Wallace Hall. We will be livestreaming on our Facebook page as well.

Yom Kippur Service: Monday September 28 at 10 a.m. in Wallace Hall. We will be livestreaming on our Facebook page as well.


Rosh Hashanah - A Jewish New Years Resolution

Where did the idea of New Years Resolutions come from? Do you have needs? What does G-d promise to do about all your need? What are the conditions you need to meet for God to fulfill His promise to meet all your needs? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on September 19, 2020, the 1st day of Tishrei, 5781.

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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.