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General Donations

The generosity of our members and friends enables us to continue to honor our past, strengthen our community and pass on our traditions for the next chapter of Jewish and American history. Click here and donate online today.

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

The Rabbi's Discretionary Fund is a charitable arm of our congregation. These funds are designated by our rabbis for members in need and communities in crisis. Donate online today.

Paved Paradise

We are raising funds to construct a safe and accessible tented outdoor space for holding socially-distant prayers services, classes, and other gatherings.

Sponsor A Class

Help us strengthen educational initiatives at Shearith Israel by supporting a warm and inviting atmosphere to learn, debate, and grow together as a community.

Support Caring Connection

Financial contributions support efforts in proactively providing organized assistance to members of our community through times of need, one of Judaism’s greatest Mitzvot. To make a donation to Caring Connection, click here.

1654 Society

The 1654 Society helps ensure the maintenance of our landmark synagogue, historic cemeteries, priceless artifacts, archives and more.

PTTS Hebrew School Scholarship Fund

Please support our tax deductible school scholarship fund and help provide the gift of Jewish education to a child. 

Planned Giving and Bequests

Please consider including Shearith Israel in your estate planning. For more information, please speak with our Executive Director, Barbara Reiss.

Sisterhood

Founded in 1896, the Sisterhood has a number of communal responsibilities.

Hebra Hased Va'Amet

The Hebra provides dignified burials for indigent congregants and contributes to the maintenance of Shearith Israel’s cemeteries.

Hesed: Communal Support

Shearith Israel’s Caring Connection provides meals for members and their families after the birth of a child, while the Hebra Hased Va'Amet provides mourners and their family with their meals in times of mourning.

Hanukkiah

Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.

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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. 

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