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Sincere condolences to Andre Guenoun

Published on Oct 27, 2020

We regret to inform you of the passing of 


Mother of our member Andre Guenoun.
A private graveside service will take place
Tuesday (October 27) at 2:00 pm at Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
Due to Covid-19, the family will observe Shib`ah privately.
Condolences may be emailed to
If you would like to honor the memory of Yolande Guenoun with a donation to Shearith Israel, please click here.  To support families during shibah, please consider a donation to the Hebra Hased Va'Amet. The family will be notified of your donation.

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. 


Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.