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Meals for Mourners and New Parents

To sponsor a meal for a mourner or new parent, click here.


Shearith Israel’s Caring Connection provides meals for members and their families after the birth of a child or in times of mourning.  Similarly, the Hebra Hased Va'Amet provides mourners and their family with their first meal upon returning home from the burial as they commence shiba.


If you would like to sponsor a meal, we are now offering an easy way for you to do so. Simply click here, and select the meal type you would like to sponsor. The family will be notified of your generous gesture. Please be assured that our Caring Connection and Hebra volunteers are in touch with the affected families and will ensure that their specific needs (quantities, dietary restrictions, etc.) will be considered. Any surplus sponsorships will be used to ensure that all of our members are provided meals in their times of need.


If you would prefer to cook and deliver your own home-cooked meals or place food orders on your own rather than participate in this fund, please contact Layaliza Soloveichik beforehand. Layaliza is our congregation's mourners/new parents meal volunteer coordinator and she makes every effort to ensure that the family's preferences and requests are accommodated and that duplication of efforts are avoided. 


To learn more about Caring Connection click here.  To Learn more about the Hebra Hased Va'Amet click here.

Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history. 

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.