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Annual Pre-Memorial Day Service: Honoring Veterans of the Revolution and Members of the Armed Forces

Held at the Chatham Square Cemetery

Sunday, May 21, 10:30AM

Head down to Chatham Square Cemetery in Chinatown to honor members of our congregation who participated in the Revolutionary War. Our historic ceremony and Color Guard is a special Shearith Israel tradition and is open to military veterans, clergy, and members of the community.  Join us to place American flags at the graves of our twenty-two veteran congregants.  The cemetery, active from 1682-1828, is located at 55 St. James Place, opposite Chatham Square. 

 

Transportation from and back to Shearith Israel is available at just $5 per person, each way. Registration for transportation is closed. If you are interested in traveling with us, please email zedinger@shearithisrael.org.

(Rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds)

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

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Beth Olam Cemetery

Beth Olam Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens has provided for the burials of our congregation since 1851 and will continue to do so for many years to come.

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