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Members of Shearith Israel left their mark on history, both in terms of their contributions to the congregataion and in terms of their contributions to the civic life of New York and America.

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
First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

1730