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Annual Pre-Memorial Day Service: Honoring Veterans of the Revolution and Members of the Armed Forces

Held at the Chatham Square Cemetery

Sunday, May 21, 10:30AM

Head down to Chatham Square Cemetery in Chinatown to honor members of our congregation who participated in the Revolutionary War. Our historic ceremony and Color Guard is a special Shearith Israel tradition and is open to military veterans, clergy, and members of the community.  Join us to place American flags at the graves of our twenty-two veteran congregants.  The cemetery, active from 1682-1828, is located at 55 St. James Place, opposite Chatham Square. 

 

Transportation from and back to Shearith Israel is available at just $5 per person, each way. Registration for transportation is closed. If you are interested in traveling with us, please email zedinger@shearithisrael.org.

(Rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds)

Liberty Bell Rimonim

These Rimonim, modeled after the American Liberty Bell, were commissioned by the Congregation in honor of Judge Edgar J. Nathan Jr.

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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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