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Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik, Rabbi

 

Meir Soloveichik is a leading Jewish thinker, theologian, and public intellectual.  He obtained his Rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton in Religion. He currently serves as the Director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.  Before joining Shearith Israel, Rabbi Soloveichik served as Associate Rabbi at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York City.  Rabbi Soloveichik exemplifies the intellectual vibrancy, energy, and worldliness of modern orthodoxy.  He is staunchly committed to strong outreach, community building, and higher Jewish education for both men and women, all of which he intends to make or retain as central parts of the Congregation's activities going forward.  

 

Phone: 212.873.0300 x206

E-Mail: msoloveichik@shearithisrael.org

Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.

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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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