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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Shearith Israel: Q & A

Z. Edinger | On Select Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Given by our shamash, Z. Edinger,  this class will meet once a month and be based on questions YOU submit. 

Intended for both new members and "old-timers," beginners and advanced students, this class will be based on topics suggested by you!  If you've ever had a question about our congregation's history, liturgy, music, or customs - this is the class for you.  Please submit your questions to zedinger@shearithisrael.org and he will prepare a class to satisfy you!

 

Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

1682
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883