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Hebra Hased Va'Amet

Founded in 1802, Hebra Hased Va-Amet is the oldest active Jewish philanthropic organization in New York City. The Hebra provides dignified burials for indigent congregants and contributes to the maintenance of Shearith Israel’s cemeteries. Members of the Hebra perform taharah, and provide support for mourners during shibah, including the Mourner's Meal.   To sponsor a meal for a mourner, click here.  To make a general donation to the Hebra which may be made in memory or in honor of someone, click here.  The family will be notified of your donation. 

 

To get involved in the activities of the Hebra Hased Va-Amet, please contact Jack Daar at jdaar@hotmail.com. To work with the Hebra Kadisha, contact Avery Neumark at aneumark@rssmcpa.com, or Rose Guedalia Edinger at rgedinger@gmail.com

Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

1895
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883