The Jewish Community of Colonial New Amsterdam: A Walking Tour

corner of Pearl and Broad Streets

meets at the corner of Pearl and Broad Streets across from Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10004
United States

This tour traces the origins of Jewish settlement in what was once considered "New Amsterdam," focusing on the southernmost neighborhood of the city. Tour-goers visit the former locations of Jewish sites in Lower Manhattan, including the early Spanish and Portuguese rented synagogues, the Mill Street Synagogue (the first synagogue built in North America) and Congregation Shearith Israel's Chatham Square cemetery, which is the oldest known Jewish cemetery in New York City, onland that was originally purchased in 1682. Visiting this site is a special treat, since it is rarely open to the public, and you can see the gravestone of a soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Your guide will be Janet R. Kirshheimer, a long time member of Shearith Israel.

tickets will be an additional $3PP when purchased on the day of the tour


Sunday, 03 November, 2019


Lori Weissman

Phone: 212-374-4100
Website: Click to Visit




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