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It’s Older Than The US Itself — New York’s Go-To Shul

Zaki Cooper in the Jewish Chronicle

Published on Dec 30, 2015

Zaki Cooper, our recent guest speaker at our British Invasion Shabbat Dinner talks about Shearith Israel in the the Jewish Chronicle.  Zaki Cooper worked in the Buckingham Palace press office from 2009 until 2012 with a special focus on the Diamond Jubilee.

The Jewish Chronicle - often known as the JC – was founded in 1841, is based in London, with reporters around the world.


Crosby Street Synagogue

 In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.

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.