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Yom Ha'atzmaut

We celebrate Yom Ha-Atsmaut, Israel Independence Day, with the recitation of the full Hallel—with a blessing--in our morning services. For many years, Shearith Israel has sponsored celebratory events—often together with other synagogues and organizations—to rejoice together as a community on the re-establishment of Jewish sovereignty over the Land of Israel after nearly 2000 years of exile.

Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.

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