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Women's Megillah Reading

For women and girls above Bat Mitzvah age

Tuesday, March 10, 8:00AM

Celebrate 31 years of women reading the Megillah on Purim morning at Shearith Israel. Contact Mrs. Lisa Rohde for more information on how to get involved in this beautiful tradition.

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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Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

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