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Shabbat and Holiday Handouts

Explore our weekly Shabbat handouts. Inside, you will find a sampling of the many programs, classes, and services we offer as well as dibrei torah and insights from our clergy and educators.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

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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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