First Cemetery of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue

55-57 St. James Pl

First Cemetery of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue

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The cemetery was in use between 1682 and 1831. This graveyard is the oldest Jewish cemetery in the country and is among the oldest in the City. It is open to the public only on Memorial Day, when the congregation of Shearith Israel commemorates Jewish participants in the American Revolution.

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