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Etiquette Guide for Services

This is a handy list of do's and don'ts for guests who may be unfamiliar with Shearith Israel services. Feel free to pass it on to your guests.

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. 

1730
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