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Deborah Bendheim, Office Assistant

Deborah is our office assistant.  She's here a few hours a week to help out with data entry, research and special projects that keep the office running.  

dbendheim@shearithisrael.org 

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883