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Drawing of Nineteenth Street Synagogue Exterior
The First Mill Street Synagogue as depicted in an old print.
Second Mill Street Synagogue
Seventieth Street Synagogue Exterior
Crosby Street Synagogue Exterior

Synagogue Buildings

Over the centuries Congregation Shearith Israel has been housed in five different synagogue buildings and has established at least four cemeteries.  As the population of New York grew and moved uptown, so did Shearith Israel, always establishing new places of worship and resting places for loved ones.

Uriah Phillips Levy

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

1850
Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

1776