The time has come to replace our worn-down Sanctuary carpet, as well as repair the weakened floorboards beneath it, and to make other vital infrastructure repairs.
Click here to learn more about this targeted campaign to restore our sacred space.
Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, was founded in 1654, the first Jewish congregation to be established in North America.
Our links to the past are made tangible by our everyday use and display of ritual treasures and historic relics.
Members of Shearith Israel left their mark on history, both in terms of their contributions to the congregation and in terms of their contributions to the civic life of New York and America.
Over the centuries Congregation Shearith Israel has been housed in five different synagogue buildings and established at least four cemeteries.
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.