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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.

Commemorative Synagogue Plates

Plates depicting Shearith Israel's five historic synagogue buildings as well the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI.

1954
Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

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