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Hazzan Rabbi Ira L. Rohde

Rabbi Rohde has served as Hazzan of Congregation Shearith Israel since 1990. He received Rabbinic Ordination and a Cantorial diploma from Yeshiva University and pursued Jewish, music and general studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University.  Rabbi Rohde also teaches Bar and Bat Mitzvah students as well as serving as the Congregation's in-house Mashgiah.  

 

Phone: 212 873 0300 x 217

Email: irohde@shearithisrael.org

Emma Lazaraus

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

1883
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