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View of Thanksgiving Day Parade from our portico

View of Thanksgiving Day Parade from our portico

View of Thanksgiving Day Parade from our portico

View of Thanksgiving Day Parade from our portico

Congregation Shearith Israel has been conducting Thanksgiving services since President George Washington first declared this holiday in 1789. Jews participated side by side with other Americans in fighting for and establishing the United States as an independent country. At our services on Thanksgiving Day morning, we chant several chapters of Psalms—parts of the Hallel—at the conclusion of the morning prayers. We also recite the prayers for the governments of America and Israel. Service participants are welcome to join us on the Portico for a parade viewing with hot chocolate and pastries.  

This year, we are organizing a special hesed intiative, a Pack-a-thon in collaboration with UJA where we will pack thousands of meals for hungry New Yorkers. 

Sponsor Rabbi Soloveichik’s shiur and also help us defray the costs of refreshments and hot chocolate for the kids.  Click here to sponsor.

 

Emma Lazaraus

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

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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.

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