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Shearith Israel is a thriving historic community.  More vibrant today than in its entire past, its traditions and history are always present.  Join Shearith Israel and help make its future even more memorable than its past.

The Minhag

We are the foremost representative of the Western Sephardic tradition. Our tradition is marked by a keen aesthetic sense, dignity and orderliness.

Membership

Shearith Israel’s history is a legacy for our future. Join Shearith Israel, experience all that we have to offer, and help make our future as inspiring as our past.

Staff

Our dedicated team of clergy, ritual leaders, administrative professionals and maintenance staff are here to ensure that every experience is imbued with beauty, dignity, professionalism and warmth.

West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

1805
Commemorative Synagogue Plates

Plates depicting Shearith Israel's five historic synagogue buildings as well the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI.

1954