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Hebra Hased Va'Amet

Founded in 1802, Hebra Hased Va-Amet is the oldest active Jewish philanthropic organization in New York City. The Hebra provides dignified burials for indigent congregants and contributes to the maintenance of Shearith Israel’s cemeteries. Members of the Hebra perform taharah, and provide support for mourners during shibah, including the Mourner's Meal.   To sponsor a meal for a mourner, click here.  To make a general donation to the Hebra which may be made in memory or in honor of someone, click here.  The family will be notified of your donation. 

 

To get involved in the activities of the Hebra Hased Va-Amet, please contact Jack Daar at jdaar@hotmail.com. To work with the Hebra Kadisha, contact Avery Neumark at aneumark@rssmcpa.com, or Rose Guedalia Edinger at rgedinger@gmail.com

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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Hebrew School History

In 1802, Meir Polonies donated $900 to fund our Hebrew School

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