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Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean

Photographs by Wyatt Gallery

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00PM

Photo by Wyatt Gallery

Photo by Wyatt Gallery

Photographer, Wyatt Gallery’s newly released book Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean: The Legacy of Judaism in the New World highlights the history of the first Jewish communities in the New World, including Congregation Shearith Israel. Hear the author discuss the book and have your copy signed at this special event.

Wyatt Gallery received his BFA from NYU Tisch School of The Arts in 1997 and is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship. His photographs are in numerous public and private collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the George Eastman House, and Comcast. His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker and featured in Esquire, Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, and Oprah’s OWN Network, amongst others. Gallery’s past books Tent Life: Haiti and #SANDY have successfully raised over $100,000 to support communities affected by natural disasters. Wyatt is represented by Foley Gallery and Redux Pictures in New York City.

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. 

1682
Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

1895