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UJA’s Fleet Week Pre-Memorial Day Community Program

Held at The Jewish Center, 131 West 86th St.

Wednesday, May 24, 6:00PM

For Youth: Meet the Marines!  Pizza with our Soldiers | 6:00 pm

Prior to the memorial day lecture, youth are invited to join US Color Guards and Soldiers for dinner and a short Q&A. To register, sponsor and for more information please contact


For All: Honoring our Fallen Heroes Lecture | 6:30 pm

Hear from Jewish military leaders, including our own honorary trustee, Col. Jonathan de Sola Mendes and help create care packages for those serving abroad.


Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty.