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Pulpit Swap Shabbat

with Rabbi Levine of The Jewish Center

Saturday, March 10

As it turns out, both Shearith Israel and The Jewish Center, our peer synagogue on the Upper West Side, are looking forward to milestone anniversaries. The Jewish Center is about to celebrate its Centennial anniversary and Shearith Israel is preparing to celebrate our 365th, our Year of Years. In the spirit of friendship and mutual respect, we have decided to share our riches with each other. And what is each of our greatest resource? Our rabbis, of course, both of whom share a love and deep knowledge of American Jewish history.

Rabbis Levine and Soloveichik will “swap” synagogues on this shabbat, enjoying the warmth of their peer kehillot and each treating us to a special lecture after morning services. 

To join our list of sponsors for the kiddush following the lecture, click here. 

Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

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.