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Drawing of Nineteenth Street Synagogue Exterior
Second Mill Street Synagogue
Crosby Street Synagogue Exterior
Seventieth Street Synagogue Exterior
The First Mill Street Synagogue as depicted in an old print.

Synagogue Buildings

Over the centuries Congregation Shearith Israel has been housed in five different synagogue buildings and has established at least four cemeteries.  As the population of New York grew and moved uptown, so did Shearith Israel, always establishing new places of worship and resting places for loved ones.

Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883
Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.  

1896