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Barbara Reiss, Executive Director

Barbara, a longtime Upper West Sider, received her BA at Barnard College, a Master's Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Master's in Social Work from Columbia University. Prior to joining Shearith Israel as Executive Director, Barbara served as President of Corporate Family Network (CFN), a highly regarded human resources consultancy. She is also a Past President of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), New York Region, where she has served on the board for many years.


Phone: 212 873 0300 x215



Crosby Street Synagogue

 In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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