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We mourn the passing of Dr. Richard Amelar

Published on Sep 23, 2020

We mourn the passing of our longtime member, Dr. Richard Amelar, husband of Alice Amelar, and father of Jessica Amelar, Sarah Amelar, and Susanna Lodge.

Sincere condolences to Joel Marcus

Published on Aug 21, 2020

We wish condolences to Joel Marcus, upon the passing of his mother, Esther Marcus.

Congratulations to Noah Lang

Published on Aug 19, 2020

Congratulations to Noah Lang on completing the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, in Quantico, VA. 

Mazal tob to Barbara & Sassoon Shahmoon

Published on Aug 19, 2020

Mazal tob to Barbara & Sassoon Shahmoon, upon the birth of a granddaughter, born to their children, Sarah (Boumendil) & David Shahmoon.

Mazal tob to Laurie & Dr. Eli Bryk

Published on Aug 14, 2020

Mazal tob to Laurie & Dr. Eli Bryk, upon the birth of a granddaughter, Nicole Dove (Davida Esther), born to their children, Caroline and Jordan Bryk.

Sincere condolences to John Quinones

Published on Aug 7, 2020

We wish condolences to our Building Manager, John Quinones, upon the passing of his father, John Quinones, Sr.

Mazal Tob to Ruth & Irwin Shapiro

Published on Aug 5, 2020

Mazal Tob to Ruth & Irwin Shapiro on the marriage of their grand daughter Rachel Shapiro daughter of Monica & Sandy Shapiro to Natan Bienstock, son of Sara & Mark Bienstock.

Mazal Tob to Roger & Esme Berg

Published on Aug 5, 2020

Mazal Tob to Roger & Esme Berg on the bar mitzvah of their grandson Samuel.  Samuel is the son of Jonathan & Virginie Berg.

We mourn the passing of Isaac Cohen

Published on Aug 2, 2020

We mourn the passing of our longtime member, Isaac Cohen.

Mazal tob to Geula Levi-Freeman

Published on Jul 17, 2020

Mazal tob to Geula Levi-Freeman on the birth of a grandson, born to her children, Jonathan & Jenica Freeman. 

We welcome new members, Elizabeth & Josh...

Published on Jun 30, 2020

We welcome new members Elizabeth & Josh Gindea to our growing Shearith Israel family. We look forward to getting to know Elizabeth and Josh. 

Sincere condolences to Jonathan Aufzien

Published on Jun 29, 2020

We wish condolences to Jonathan Aufzien on the passing of his father, Alan L. Aufzien.

Mazal tob to Rose & Henry Edinger

Published on Jun 25, 2020

Mazal tob to Rose & Henry Edinger on the marriage of their grandson Yaakov Edinger, son of Benjamin and Shlomit Edinger of Silver Spring, MD, to Esther Friedman, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Shlomo Friedman of Brooklyn, New York. Mazal Tob as well to uncle Zechariah & Malka Edinger.

Mazal tob to Judah Bulow

Published on Jun 15, 2020

Mazal tob to Judah Bulow, upon becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Congratulations to his parents, Heather & Harris Bulow, grandmother, Lucienne, and grandfather, George.

Sincere Condolences to Olivo Lopez

Published on Jun 8, 2020

We wish condolences to our employee, Olivo Lopez, upon the passing of his father. 

Mazal tob to Melissa Rutman & Daniel Nathan

Published on Jun 8, 2020

Mazal tob to Melissa Rutman & Daniel Nathan, upon the birth of a baby girl, Hannah Rachel Nathan. Congratulations to grandparents, David Nathan and Dr. Rebecca Chaplan and to Great-Grandmother, Ruth Nathan.

Mazal tob to Emily Seife & Josh Nathan-Kazis

Published on Jun 4, 2020

Mazal tob to Emily Seife & Josh Nathan-Kazis on the birth of a son, Max Edgar Seife-Kazis. Congratulations to the proud grandparents, Sara Nathan & Joel Kazis, and to great-grandmother, Ruth Nathan.

 

We mourn the passing of Rabbi Dr. Norman...

Published on May 31, 2020

We mourn the passing of our esteemed member, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm.

Welcome new member, Mark Belnick

Published on May 27, 2020

We welcome Mark Belnick to our growing Shearith Israel family. We look forward to getting to know Mark.

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Hebrew School History

In 1802, Meir Polonies donated $900 to fund our Hebrew School

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Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

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