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Hebrew School visit to Dead Sea Scroll exhibit at Discovery Center in Times Square

Hebrew School

Our Hebrew School, the Polonies Talmud Torah School, provides children and teens, ages 3–16, with a substantive Jewish education in a posi­tive and engaging environment. Our educated, trained and enthusiastic staff create an enjoyable and warm learning environment in which children are motivated to learn and grow.  Students develop Hebrew language skills (reading, writing and comprehension), learn the major portions of the Tanakh, Jewish holiday rituals, Jewish history, and how Jewish ideas inform our values in modern times.

 

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

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Eleventh Street Cemetery

Although several locations were initially considered for the Congregation’s second cemetery, the land ultimately selected was located on Milligan Street in the heart of what we know as Greenwich Village on West 11th Street.

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