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Welcome New Members: Robert and Rachel Garson

Published on Jan 3, 2018

We are pleased to welcome our new members to our growing Shearith Israel family.  We look forward to getting to know Robert and Rachel and their three children; Noa (9 yrs old), Gabriella (6 yrs old) and Emilie (6 mos old).

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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Hebrew School History

In 1802, Meir Polonies donated $900 to fund our Hebrew School

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