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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 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 for those who haven't been vaccinated, or tested positive in the last 90 days. 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. 
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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.

New Believer Class: Wednesday at 6 p.m. For anyone new to the faith, or who would like to learn more. Contact Ava Batts for more information.  

Way of the Master Class: Wednesday at 7 p.m. For anyone interested in learning how to share the Good News. 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


Part 3 Life of the Rock

What were the two enduring messages taught by Yeshua when He washed His disciples feet? Why did Peter strike one of the people who came to arrest Yeshua with a sword? What caused the amazing change in Peter from the time he denied knowing Yeshua to when he preached a message to a hostile crowd? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on June 12, 2021, the 2nd of Tammuz, 5781.


Numbers 19:1-22:1

Judges 11:1-33

Proverbs 1-14

Philippians 2 - Colossians 2

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

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