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Olivo Lopez

Olivo Lopez is Shearith Israel’s front desk security guard, and his duties include welcoming members and guests, directing visitors and tours groups to the right place, handling mail and supporting office projects. He has been working at Shearith Israel for over 12 years, and is happy to be a part of the staff of this congregation.

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

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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. 

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