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Hazzan Rabbi Ira L. Rohde

Rabbi Rohde has served as Hazzan of Congregation Shearith Israel since 1990. He received Rabbinic Ordination and a Cantorial diploma from Yeshiva University and pursued Jewish, music and general studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University.  Rabbi Rohde also teaches Bar and Bat Mitzvah students as well as serving as the Congregation's in-house Mashgiah.  

 

Phone: 212 873 0300 x 217

 

E-Mail: irohde@shearithisrael.org

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. 

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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. 

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