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Hebra Hesed Va-Amet

Founded in 1802, Hebra Hesed Va-Amet is the oldest continuing Jewish philanthropic organization in New York City. The Hebra provides dignified burials for indigent congregants and contributes to the maintenance of Shearith Israel’s cemeteries. Members of the Hebra Kadisha, integral to the Hebra Hesed Va-Amet, perform taharah for synagogue members. The Hebra provides the Mourners’ Meal after funerals and, with Caring Connection, provides support for mourners during shibah.   To sponsor a meal for a mourner or new parents, click here.  To make a general donation to the Hebra which may be made in memory or in honor of someone, click here.  The Hebra will be notified of your donation. 


To get involved in the activities of the Hebra Hesed Va-Amet, please contact Jack Daar at To work with the Hebra Kadisha, contact Avery Neumark at, or Rose Guedalia Edinger at

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

Liberty Bell Rimonim

These Rimonim, modeled after the American Liberty Bell, were commissioned by the Congregation in honor of Judge Edgar J. Nathan Jr.