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S&P Communities and Traditions

Synagogue of El Transito in Toledo, Spain. It was converted to a church after the expulsion of the Jews in 1492.

Synagogue of El Transito in Toledo, Spain. It was converted to a church after the expulsion of the Jews in 1492.

We take pride in our Western Sephardic tradition and are dedicated to strengthening and celebrating our relationships with our sister S&P congregations as well as sharing our Minhag with the unaccustomed.

 

Explore this fascinating site to learn more about Spanish and Portuguese traditions and culture.

 

Our rabbis and leadership have recently visited the following sister congregations:

The Esnoga - Congregation Talmud Torah - in Amsterdam

The Istambuli Synagogue - Congregation Shaare Ratzon - in Jerusalem

Bevis Marks in London

Lauderdale Road Synagogue in London

Temple Buffault in Paris

Mikveh Israel in Philadephia

 

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

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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. 

1682