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Leon Hyman, Choirmaster

Leading the choir since 1955, Mr. Hyman is Professor emeritus of Montclair State University where he served on the conducting faculty. He taught conducting and conducted ensembles at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Juilliard School. Mr. Hyman is the music director/conductor of the New Philharmonic of New Jersey (Morristown), which he co­founded in 1978. 

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
Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

1776