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Wednesday
May 23

Guest Speaker: Aryeh Green

Love, Loss & Healing in the Holy Land

Wednesday, May 23, 7:00PM

A book talk by Aryeh Green on his newly released book, My Israel Trail: Finding Peace in the Promised Land. 

Saturday
May 26

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, May 26

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Sunday
May 27

Saadiah Gaon's Book of Beliefs and Opinions

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, May 27, 8:45AM

Every Sunday at 8:45 am. The Book of Beliefs and Opinions (completed 933 CE) was the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism.

 

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Monday
May 28

Memorial Day Event Honoring Veterans Of The Revolution And Members Of The Armed Forces

at Chatham Square Cemetery

Monday, May 28, 10:30AM

Head down to Chatham Square Cemetery in Chinatown to honor members of our congregation who participated in the Revolutionary War. 

Tuesday
May 29

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women | Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, May 29, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
May 29

Talmud Class: Masechet Yoma and the Meaning of the Mikdash

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Tuesday, May 29, 7:00PM

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Join Rabbi Soloveichik for your weekly dose of Talmud and Sushi as we learn about Masechet Yoma. Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

 Please follow our weekly emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Jun 2

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, June 2

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
Jun 5

6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Kaplen JCC in Tenafly, Silvana's Harlem

Tuesday, June 5 – Tuesday, June 12

Use Shearith Israel’s special discount code of IFCCSI18 for 20% off all general admission screenings.

Tuesday
Jun 5

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women | Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, June 5, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Jun 9

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, June 9

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Jun 9

Young Couples and Families Picnic on the Portico

Saturday, June 9

Who wants to worry about the weather getting in the way of their picnic lunch? Not us! 

Tuesday
Jun 12

Happier Together: A CommUnity Conversation with Tal Ben-Shahar

at The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center

Tuesday, June 12

At this joint community event that Shearith Israel is proud to co-sponsor, Tal will share his unique insights into the importance of happiness and positivity within our communities.

Tuesday
Jun 12

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women | Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, June 12, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Jun 16

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, June 16

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Jun 16

Graduation Kiddush

Saturday, June 16, 11:30AM

Celebrate the success and accomplishments of all our graduates, and get listed in our Scroll of Honor! 

Tuesday
Jun 19

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women | Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, June 19, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Jun 23

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, June 23

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
Jun 26

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women | Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, June 26, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Jun 30

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, June 30

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
Jul 3

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women | Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, July 3, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

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. 

1682
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883