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Hebra Hased Va'Amet

Founded in 1802, Hebra Hased Va-Amet is the oldest active Jewish philanthropic organization in New York City. The Hebra provides dignified burials for indigent congregants and contributes to the maintenance of Shearith Israel’s cemeteries. Members of the Hebra perform taharah, and provide support for mourners during shibah, including the Mourner's Meal.   To sponsor a meal for a mourner, click here.  To make a general donation to the Hebra which may be made in memory or in honor of someone, click here.  The family will be notified of your donation. 

 

To get involved in the activities of the Hebra Hased Va-Amet, please contact Jack Daar at jdaar@hotmail.com. To work with the Hebra Kadisha, contact Avery Neumark at aneumark@rssmcpa.com, or Rose Guedalia Edinger at rgedinger@gmail.com

Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

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West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

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