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Members of Shearith Israel left their mark on history, both in terms of their contributions to the congregataion and in terms of their contributions to the civic life of New York and America.

Hebrew School History

In 1802, Meir Polonies donated $900 to fund our Hebrew School

1731
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