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Nat Bernstein, Youth Groups Leader and Programming Coordinator

Nat Bernstein, our Youth Group Leader and Programming Coordinator, hails originally from Michigan, and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She's held Jewish educational roles in organizations such as: Temple Beth Emeth Hebrew School in Ann Arbor, MI, the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, NC, and Eden Village Camp. She has also been awarded fellowships from distinguished organizations, including the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, The Tikvah Fund, and the Drisha Institute.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

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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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