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Yom Hashoah

We mark the solemn day of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with the recitation of a memorial prayer at evening services. In recent years, Shearith Israel has joined with other Orthodox Jewish Congregations on the West Side of Manhattan to sponsor joint programs to commemorate this sacred occasion.

Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.  

1896
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883