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Home Rituals

Jewish liturgy extends to all areas of life from the synagogue to the home. The following are some of the Spanish and Portuguese melodies that we hope you will enjoy bringing to your own Shabbat and holiday tables.

 

Shabbat 

         Candle Lighting

         Kiddush

                   Friday Night (Cardozo)

                   Friday Night (Rohde)

                   Saturday Morning (Gerstein)

         Birkat Hamazon

                   Slow Version (Rohde)

                   Regular Version (Rohde))

                   Bendigamos (Rohde)

          Shabbat Songs

                    Amen Amen

          Habdalah

                    Full Version (Rohde)

                    Final Blessing with Pauses (Rohde)

Holidays

         Hanukkiah Lighting

         Sefirat Haomer

         Passover Haggadah

Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

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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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