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.

Voter Guides for the 2020 Election

Next week's election will be one of the most important elections in our nation's history.  We will either turn back to the Biblical values our nation was founded on, or cross a line of no return away from those Biblical values.  Please vote!!  And please vote according to Biblical principles!!

Below are links to two voter guides.  The "Ivoter Guide" openly supports Biblical values and has lots of information on the Presidential race, but does not have much information on state or local races.  The "Vote411 Guide" does not support Biblical values but has more information on state and local races.

Our temporary home is in 

Wallace Hall

at Brighton Presbyterian Church

1775 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14610

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. 

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 6:30 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 November 12 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: 7 p.m. via Zoom to celebrate Shabbat and discuss the Parshah readings for the week. Contact Neyoka for more information


Seeking the Giver

How does idolatry manifest in modern times?  What gift did Yeshua's talmidim (disciples) receive because they were seeking the giver and not the gift?  What gift does G-d want to give you so you can know the giver in a more intimate way?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on October 24, 2020, the 7th day of Chesvan, 5781.

(Go Forth)

Genesis 12-17

Isaiah 40:27-41:16

Judges 5-16

Matthew 11-15

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

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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.