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PTTS Hebrew School Chatham Square Cemetery Trip

Chatham Square Cemetery - 55 St. James Place

Sunday, May 21, 10:30AM - 11:30PM


This year, PTTS grades 5, 6, and 7 will be attending the synagogue's Annual Pre-Memorial Day Service: Honoring Veterans of the Revolution and Members of the Armed Forces.


Transportation for students and their parents or chaperones will be provided on an optional basis for $5 per person per way. Register here for transportation (registration is required.)  Otherwise, parents are required to make arrangements for their child to get to and from the cemetery (located at 55 St. James Place, opposite Chatham Square).  You may designate another adult to be responsible for your child.  Feel free to coordinate with other parents, as one adult may agree to supervise multiple children.  PTTS teachers will meet the students at the site. 


Please note: Jewish law prohibits male kohanim from entering a cemetery.  If your son is a kohen, he will be expected at PTTS that day and will join another class.  If you would like to learn more about this prohibition, please contact the clergy of Congregation Shearith Israel.


To submit the required consent form, click the "Register for This Event" button by Sunday, May 14th.

To register for transportation click here and submit by Sunday, May 14th.

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. 

Crosby Street Synagogue

 In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.