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Honoring religious liberty’s roots at Monticello

By Michael Bragg in the Daily Progress

Published on May 8, 2017

Read this report of Shearith Israel's visit to Jefferson's Monticello where Rabbi Soloveichik conducted a memorial service at the gravesite of Rachel Phillips Levy in honor of her, the entire Levy family, and all the patriot Jews who fought for our religious liberty. 

Hanukkiah

Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.

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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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