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Maud Nathan

1896

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.  She was a social activist and a leader in the women’s suffrage movement. She was appointed by Theodore Roosevelt as head of the women’s suffrage committee in his National Progressive Party. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she took great pride in her American roots and in the role American Jews have played in the life of the United States.  From 1897 to 1917, she served as President of the Consumer’s League of New York which successfully strove to improve working conditions for clerks in the shops and department stores of the city. She devoted her life to advocating for the ideals of freedom, mutual respect and social justice.

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

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Hebrew School History

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

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