Chatham Square: The Oldest Jewish Cemetery in the U.S.

The oldest known Jewish cemetery in the United States (1683) is a tiny plot of land called Chatham Square near the Manhattan Bridge.

This cemetery belongs to the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue (8 W. 70th Street — www.shearithisrael.org) the oldest Jewish congregation in North America (established in 1654). Jewish revolutionary soldiers and patriots, as well as officers from the synagogue, are buried here.

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