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Shearith Israel's First Hundred Years

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00PM

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Howard B. Rock, professor emeritus of History at Florida International University and co-recipient of this year's Jewish Book of the Year, for his book Haven of Liberty: New York Jews in the New World, 1654-1865. 


Dr. Rock will discuss the origins of our congregation, the development of its religious outlook, leadership and the impact of the American Revolution and how it profoundly changed the congregation, as well as a host of other issues. Haven of Liberty is the first volume of the trilogy, City of Promises, a history of New York Jewry from its origins to the present. 


This event is free and open to the public. The book will be available for purchase.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

Beth Olam Cemetery

Beth Olam Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens has provided for the burials of our congregation since 1851 and will continue to do so for many years to come.