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Zachariah Edinger, Sexton

Mr. Edinger is a graduate of Fordham Law School and Queens College (CUNY).  Prior to becoming Sexton, he was an Administrative Hearing Officer for the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.  Zachary grew up in Shearith Israel and is the grandson of the late Judah Guedalia, who was Sexton of our congregation for 40 years.  In fact, Zachary is now the fourth member of the Guedalia family to serve Shearith Israel as Sexton.

 

Phone: 212 873 0300 ext. 216

E-Mail: zedinger@shearithisrael.org

 

Hanukkiah

Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.

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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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