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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


Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history. 


Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.