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Kiddush is an enjoyable time to relax and catch up with friends, but at its core, kiddush requires the blessing over a glass of wine or other alcoholic (or permissible non-alcoholic) beverage. In addition to our weekly Kiddush sponsors and contributors we are also accepting scotch and arak sponsors to add to the joy of our kiddushes.
Shearith Israel’s Caring Connection provides meals for members and their families after the birth of a child or in times of mourning. Similarly, the Hebra Hased Va'Amet provides mourners and their family with their first meal upon returning home from the burial as they commence shiba.
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.
The 'Pineapple' Rimonim
These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.