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We mourn the passing of Meyer Ouaknine

Published on Apr 12, 2020

We mourn the passing of Meyer Ouaknine, father of Bruria Rebibo, Kelly Marciano, and Nataly Neuwirth. 

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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