Shearith Israel's cemeteries are critical to the preservation and transmission of our congregational story. Three historic and one active cemetery are maintained by the congregation and each has a tale to tell.
Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls
In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.
Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty.