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Welcome new members, Daniel Bassiri & Angelina Drahi

Published on Feb 6, 2019

We welcome new members Daniel Bassiri & Angelina Drahi to our growing Shearith Israel family. Daniel and Angelina are engaged to be married this coming summer, and we look forward to getting to know them.

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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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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