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Rabbi Dr. Marc D. Angel, Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Angel began serving Shearith Israel in 1969. He currently directs the institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (www.jewishideas.org), which fosters an intellectually vibrant, compassionate and inclu­sive Orthodox Judaism. The author and editor of twenty-seven books, he is co-founder of the Inter­national Rabbinic Fellowship, a worldwide association of Modern Orthodox rabbis. 

 

Email: mdangel@jewishideas.org

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
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883