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Purim at Shearith Israel is a meaningful and joyous holiday. Celebrate Purim through prayer, hesed and merrymaking.

 

Mishloah Manot and Matanot L'Ebyonim

Click here to learn more about the Sisterhood's Mishloah Manot project or to give Matanot L'ebyonim. 

Audio Recording of the Megillat Esther

Listen to the entire Megillat Esther online. Sung by Hazzan Rabbi Ira Rohde.

Purim Dinner and Celebration

Join us for Megillah reading in our beautiful Main Sanctuary and register for our festive community dinner which follows.

 

CSI Youth Megillat Esther Show

We welcome all children to Yeladudes Entertainment's Megillat Esther show during the reading of the Megillah

Women's Megillah Reading

Celebrate 27 years of women reading the Megillah on Purim morning at Shearith Israel.

Purim Breakfast

Immediately following the readings of the 8:00 am readings of the Megillah, congregants are welcome to enjoy a festive breakfast. 

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. 

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Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

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