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Welcome new members, Sondra & Dr. Arnold Rosen

Published on Jul 5, 2019

We welcome new members Sondra & Dr. Arnold Rosen to our growing Shearith Israel family. We look forward to getting to know Sondra and Arnold.

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. 

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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