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Holidays

At Shearith Israel every holiday celebration is augmented with a distinctive observance, whether aesthetic, ritual, historic or liturgic. The congregations involvement in pivotal moments in American history has instilled religious significance into several American holidays.

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

1829
First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

1730