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Rabbi Shalom Morris, Educational Director

Rabbi Morris received his Rabbinic Ordination, M.A. in Jewish History and B.A. in Economics from Yeshiva University. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies in Early Modern Jewish History with a focus on New World and Sephardic studies.  Prior to coming to Shearith Israel in 2009, Rabbi Morris served as Assistant Rabbi at Lincoln Square Synagogue. Rabbi Morris is principal of the Congregational Hebrew School, the Polonies Talmud Torah School, as well as Outreach Coordinator, Youth Director and Adult Education Coordinator.   

 

Rabbi Morris blogs on subjects of Jewish and (Western) Sephardic interests. Follow his blog, Shalom Says Hello, at www.ShalomMorris.com.

 

Phone: 212 873 0300 x 208

 

E-Mail: smorris@shearithisrael.org

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. 

1682
Nineteenth Street Synagogue

The congregation's fourth synagogue was built on nineteenth Street, just west of Fifth Avenue.  

1860