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A Community Dinner Featuring Shearith Israel Member and Author, Scott Shay in Conversation with Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Friday, November 9

Friday Evening, November 9 | Following Evening Services

Religion can be both inspiring and distressing. And many critiques of it are simultaneously compelling and dubious. In his new book, In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism, Scott Shay examines atheist arguments with a refreshing modern eye in this comprehensive look at our most fundamental questions about faith and reason.

Scott A. Shay has had a successful business career spanning Wall Street, private equity, venture capital, and banking. Throughout his life, he has also been a student of religion and how religion ought to apply to the world outside of the synagogue, church, or mosque, also authoring the best-selling title, Getting Our Groove Back: How to Energize American Jewry.


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Note: Books can be ordered from or other vendors—if you have them shipped directly to the Synagogue and arrive before Thursday, November 8, Scott will inscribe the book to you prior to Shabbat and give it to you at the dinner.


Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history. 

Beth Olam Cemetery

Beth Olam Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens has provided for the burials of our congregation since 1851 and will continue to do so for many years to come.