New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Congregation Shearith Israel
New York City Historic District
Erected 1975 by New York Community Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 46.49′ N, 73° 58.627′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Avenue and West 70th Street, on the right when traveling south on 8th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West 70th Street, New York NY 10023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Majestic - 115 Central Park West (about The Falconer Statue (about 700 feet away); Central Park West: West 73rd-74th Street Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Bliss (approx. 0.2 miles away); The San Remo (approx. ¼ mile away); Edna Ferber (approx. ¼ mile away); Richard Tucker (approx. ¼ mile away); City Employees War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. America's First Jewish Congregation (Congregation Shearith Israel). "Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, was founded in 1654, the first Jewish congregation to be established in North America." (Submitted on May 7, 2021.)
2. Congregation Shearith Israel (Wikipedia). "The Congregation Shearith Israel (Hebrew: קהילת שארית ישראל Kehilat She'arit Yisra'el "Congregation Remnant of Israel") – often called The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue – is the oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. (Submitted on May 7, 2021.)
3. New York's First Jews (YouTube, 3 min.). (Submitted on May 7, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.