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Hebrew School History

1731

On the 21st of Nisan, the 7th day of Pesah (1731), our Congregation consecrated our first Yeshibat, named Minhat Areb, which was used as a Beth HaMidras for the young members of our community. 

 

In 1802, Meir Polonies donated $900 to fund what has been since known as the The Polonies Talmud Torah School or PTTS.  Over two hundred years later, the school still carries his name, a dedication to the continuity of the educational mission of Shearith Israel.  

Beth Olam Cemetery

Beth Olam Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens has provided for the burials of our congregation since 1851 and will continue to do so for many years to come.

1851
Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

1895