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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

 

Emma Lazaraus

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

1883
Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829