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sustainability at csi

Did you know that the ner tamid, the eternal light that hangs over Shearith Israel’s ark, is solar powered?  Like most eternal lights, it was electric until 2012 when it was converted to a solar system in honor of Orly Mansbach's Bat Mitzvah by her parents Jodi and Ross Mansbach.
What a beautiful symbol to have our eternal light power by an eternal source – the sun! At Shearith Israel, we are proud to be shomrei haaretz, stewards of the land, and our solar ner tamid with its renewable energy source is an expression of this very important concept.

Thu, September 28 2023 13 Tishrei 5784