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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.

West 11th Street Cemetery

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

1805
Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

1776