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Teen Minyan

Saturday, May 16, 9:45AM

A few times a year, our teens lead an entire Shabbat morning service—by teens for teens. Participants are trained and prepared to recite and lead prayers according to Shearith Israel’s beautiful tradition and dignified standards. To participate, please email Rabbi Hidary.

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
Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

1776