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Communal Beth Olam Cemetery Trip

Sunday, September 22, 10:00AM

Join us for our annual visit to Beth Olam Cemetery where members can visit the graves of loved ones before the High Holidays and participate in a memorial service in the Calvert Vaux-designed “metaher house.” A highlight of the visit is an illuminating tour given by our sexton, Zachariah Edinger.  

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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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First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

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