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. 

Shavuot All Night Prayer: Saturday May 15, 6 p.m. through Sunday May 16, 6 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Contact Mark Stone for more information. 

Shavuot Celebration: Sunday May 16, 10:30 a.m. Please bring a picnic lunch for the after service celebration. Contact  Zhanna Beyder 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.


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


An Amazing Mother

What was Miryam's (Mary's) trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem like? What was it like for Miryam (Mary) to raise Yeshua? Why is God so insistent that we honor our parents? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on May 8, 2021, the 26th of Iyar, 5781.

(In the Wilderness)

Numbers 1:1-4:20

Hosea 2:1-22

Psalms 23-47

2 Corinthians 2-6

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.