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Tour with Yeshiva of Flatbush: "Sepharadim in the City"

Published on Nov 13, 2012

Yeshiva of Flatbush students enrolled in the class "Sepharadim in the City" joined Trustee Michael Lustig and Executive Director Barbara Reiss, both Yeshiva of Flatbush alumni themselves, for a tour of our majestic space. The trip proved to be illuminating and educational for the students. Although Yeshiva of Flatbush is home to a large Sephardic student population, many of the students were were surprised to learn about our unique Western Sephardic traditions.

 

Take a look at a student's account of the tour below.

 

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
First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

1730