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Welcome New Member: Orna L. Shulman

Published on Oct 10, 2018

We are pleased to welcome our new member to our growing Shearith Israel family.  We look forward to getting to know Orna.

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