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Bonnie Barest, Deputy Executive Director

Bonnie joined Shearith Israel after having worked as a media executive in advertising agencies. She has an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Bonnie also has a fulfilling volunteer career working with UJA Federation of New York for over 30+ years. Currently, she serves on the board of the UJA NY Professional Women and the Planned Giving Committee. Bonnie also is a Wexner Heritage Fellow.


Phone: 212-873-0300 x209


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

Emma Lazaraus

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