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Recorded Events

A library of video recordings of major lectures and events at Shearith Israel:

 

EVENTS

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Full Video: "Out of Egypt": Celebrating Egyptian Heritage at Shearith Israel (1:53:58)

 

Full Video: Menachem Begin: Lessons from a Rich Legacy of Leadership (1:08:33)

 

Full Video: The Superhero Haggadah: Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg in conversation with Segan, Michael Lustig (53:22)

 

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CLIPS

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CLIP: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on: Judaism in the Public Arena (2:38)
 
CLIP: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on: The Influence of Avraham Avinu (3:29)

 

CLIP: Symposium: George Washington's Letter to the Jews (14:37)

 

 

Emma Lazaraus

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

1883
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