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Matanot L’Ebyonim

It is one of the mitzvot of Purim to give charity to the poor, Matanot L’Ebyonim.   Your online gift or check made out to the “Rabbi's Discretionary Fund,” will be distributed by Rabbi Soloveichik on Purim to those in need. Donate here.

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

1730
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. 

1682