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Holidays

At Shearith Israel every holiday celebration is augmented with a distinctive observance, whether aesthetic, ritual, historic or liturgic.

Youth Programs

At Shearith Israel children feel nurtured, valued and part of the community.

Women at Shearith Israel

Experience our traditions by and for women at Shearith Israel. Our active community groups and beautiful, intimate services are a unique way to connect to and celebrate our community's legacy of strong female voices.

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.

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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

1829