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Barbara Reiss, Executive Director

Barbara, a longtime Upper West Sider, received her BA at Barnard College, a Master's Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Master's in Social Work from Columbia University. Prior to joining Shearith Israel as Executive Director, Barbara served as President of Corporate Family Network (CFN), a highly regarded human resources consultancy. She is also a Past President of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), New York Region, where she has served on the board for many years.

 

Phone: 212 873 0300 x215

Email: breiss@shearithisrael.org

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829
The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

1730