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Mazal Tob: Roni and Jessica Jesselson on...

Published on Sep 1, 2015

Mazal Tob to Roni and Jessica Jesselson on the birth of their daughter, Layla Sienna Jesselson.

Mazal Tob: Lawrence and Robin Lewittinn on...

Published on Aug 5, 2015

Mazal Tob to Lawrence and Robin Lewittinn on the birth of their son Marc Asher Victor Lewittinn.  

Welcome New Members: Joseph and Meira Scheiner

Published on Jul 29, 2015

We are pleased to welcome our new members to our growing Shearith Israel family.  We look forward to getting to know Joseph and Meira.

Welcome New Member: Ruthie Israeli

Published on Jul 27, 2015

We are pleased to welcome our new member to our growing Shearith Israel family.  We look forward to getting to know Ruthie.

Mazal Tob: Iris Sasson on the birth of a...

Published on Jul 27, 2015

Mazal Tob to Iris Sasson on the birth of a grandson, Daniel Kai, this past June.  He is the son of Daniel and Nurit Sasson of Herzliyah, Israel.

Mazal Tob: Jamie and Elana Nussbaum on the...

Published on Jul 9, 2015

Mazal Tob to Jamie and Elana Nussbaum on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Max.  Congratulations to the proud grandparents, Rabbi Marc and Gilda Angel.

Welcome New Members: Edward Berman and Anna...

Published on Jul 1, 2015

We are pleased to welcome our new members to our growing Shearith Israel family.  We look forward to getting to know Edward and Anna and their children, Daniel(12 yrs old) and Michelle (8 yrs old).

 

Mazal Tob: Program Director, Alana Shultz...

Published on Jul 1, 2015

Mazal Tob to our Program Director, Alana Shultz on her marriage to Slava Rubin.

Mazal Tob: To our newly re-elected trustees...

Published on Jul 1, 2015

Mazal Tob to our newly re-elected trustees: Peter Neustadter, David J. Nathan, Victoria Bengualid, Esme Berg and Karen Daar.

Mazal Tob: Richard and Paolo Kulp

Published on Jun 22, 2015

Mazal Tov to Richard and Paolo Kulp upon the upcoming Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Ethan Kulp.

Welcome New Members: Francine Alfandary and...

Published on Jun 10, 2015

We are pleased to welcome our new members to our growing Shearith Israel family.  We look forward to getting to know Francine and Laurent and their children, Raphael (9 yrs old) and Louis (9 yrs old).

Mazal Tob: Elan and Diane Ben-Avi on the...

Published on Jun 10, 2015

Mazal Tob to Elan and Diane Ben-Avi on the birth of a daughter, Fay Magnolia.  Congratulations to the proud grandparents, Jacob and Joanne Ben-Avi.

Mazal Tob: Jacob Seligson On Becoming A Bar...

Published on Jun 4, 2015

Mazal Tob to Jacob Seligson on becoming a Bar Mitzvah.  Congratulations to his parents Alexander and Muriel Seligson.

Hazak U'barukh: Rabbi Raif Malhado who is...

Published on Jun 4, 2015

Hazak U'barukh to our devoted member Rabbi Raif Melhado, who is receiving his ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and was just announced as the next rabbi of Kahal Joseph Congregation, a Sephardic Baghdadi synagogue in Los Angeles, California,  We wish much happiness to Raif, his wife Jessica and their daughter Penny.

Hazak U'barukh: Sjimon den Hollander who...

Published on Jun 4, 2015

Hazak U'barukh to to Sjimon den Hollander who will be playing with the New York Andalus Ensemble on the JCC Manhattan's rooftop on Sunday, June 14.  The New York Andalus Ensemble is a multiethnic, multifaith group that performs in Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, and Ladino drawing upon repertoire from the ninth century to the 1960s, from Andalus and the Maghreb.

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Hanukkiah

Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.

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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. 

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