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

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Courses

We offer opportunities for stimulating engagement with Jewish texts and subjects for students of all levels. Explore our classes and then join us to study and connect.

Guest Lecturers

 We are proud to host world-renown guest scholars to share their ideas and thoughts with our community.

Emma Lazaraus

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

1883
Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776