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Mazal Tob: Mazal tob to Sarah Meira Rosenberg, Shearith Israel's Communications Associate and Programs Coordinator, on the marriage of her brother, Yair

Published on Feb 21, 2018

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

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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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