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

Due to the Corona Virus Outbreak advisories, we will only be having ONLINE Shabbat services ONLY until further notice. Click here after 11:30 am on Shabbat to see our latest Shabbat service.
If you prefer to join a Zoom meeting, the meeting id is 959 533 382, and the password is 12345. You can also tune in on your phone by dialing 1-929-436-2866.

Overcoming Depression:  Mondays at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This class is for anyone who is battling depression or who would like to learn to help others overcome it. See the weekly email blast or contact Pastor Tom for more information.


The Grace Course: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This course helps believers to “understand God’s grace and be motivated by God’s love alone,” enabling disciples to bear much fruit. See the weekly email blast or contact Pastor Tom for more information.


B’Nafshee (For My Life) Class:  Thursday

June 11 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For anyone interested in more in-depth understanding and application of the Be In Health principles about the spiritual roots of disease and difficulties. Contact Rabbi Jim for more information or to be included in the Zoom Meeting.


What Am I Expecting?

Do you know that our expectations can cause positive or negative emotions? Do you know what kinds of expectations we have? Do you know which expectations should be abandoned and which expectations should be adopted? Pastor Tom answers these questions and more in the teaching given on May 30, 2020, the 7th of Sivan, 5780.

  • Wix Facebook page

Like us on Facebook


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.