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Habruta (Paired) Learning

Before and after evening services on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (5:15-7:15pm), men and women, adults and youth, are invited to join Rabbi Chaim Yanetz and rabbinical students from YU  in the Elias Room for habruta, paired learning.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue