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Hanukkiah

1730

Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730. It is made of beaten brass and is in the style of Hanukkiyot made in Holland toward the end of the 17th or early 18th centuries.

Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

1768
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883