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First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, Congregation Shearith Israel

Objects

Our links to the past are made tangible by our everyday use and display of ritual treasures and historic relics.

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
Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

1895