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Welcome New Member: Lawrence Kobrin

Published on Jul 19, 2017

We are pleased to welcome our new member to our growing Shearith Israel family.  We all look forward to getting to know Larry and his wife, Ruth.

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. 

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Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

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