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 have moved into our new home at:

250 Edgewood Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618!

Please join us for our Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:00 AM!

There is plenty of socially distanced seating, and masks are required. We do have a designated section 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. 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. 

Passover Seder: Saturday March 27 at 4 p.m. Shabbat service will be cancelled. More information to follow.


Firstsfruits/Resurrection Service: Sunday March 30 at 10 a.m.

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.

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.


B’Nafshee (For My Life) Class: Canceled for Thursday February 25.  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: 7 p.m. via Zoom to celebrate Shabbat and discuss the Parshah readings for the week. Contact Neyoka for more information


Purim Today

How is the pattern of persecution that is described in the Book of Esther repeating itself in the US today? Why didn't Mordecai bow to Haman? Why did Esther invite the King to a banquet instead of immediately accusing Haman? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and five others about Esther in this teaching given on Shushan Purim, February 27, 2021, the 15th day of Adar 5781. 

Ki Tisa
(When You Take)

Exodus 30:11-34:35

Ezekiel 36:16-38

Jeremiah 44-52

Acts 12-16

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

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Congregation Shema Yisrael

250 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

(585) 288-0670 Copyright 2015 Shema Yisrael, All Rights Reserved.