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Welcome New Members: Monroe & Judy Milstein

Published on Jun 14, 2017

We are pleased to welcome our new members to our growing Shearith Israel family.  We look forward to getting to know Monroe and Judy.

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
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883