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First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, Congregation Shearith Israel

Objects

Our links to the past are made tangible by our everyday use and display of ritual treasures and historic relics.

Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.

1850
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. 

1682