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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.

Emma Lazaraus

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

1883
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