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Honoring America’s First Synagogue

by Colin Mixson of Downtown Express

Published on Apr 16, 2018

Read about Lower Manhattan Historical Association’s effort to rename the site of Shearith Israel’s first synagogue building on today’s South William Street, Mill Street Synagogue/Gershom Mendes Seixas Way.

Brazil’s Jewish History Celebrated at Rio...

By Marcus M. Gilban for JTA

Published on Feb 15, 2018

Brazil's Carnival parade included a tribute to the Jews of Recife who emigrated to New York and founded Shearith Israel.

Renovated Museum Wing Delves Into Untold...

By Roger Catlin for the Smithsonian.com

Published on Jul 13, 2017

Honoring religious liberty’s roots at Monticello

By Michael Bragg in the Daily Progress

Published on May 8, 2017

The Jews Who Saved Monticello

by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik in the Wall Street Journal

Published on Apr 27, 2017

In preparation for our congregational visit to the gravesite of Rachel Phillips Levy, where we will recite kaddish for the first time in nearly two centuries, Rabbi Soloveichik’s wrote this piece for the Wall Street Journal.

It’s Older Than The US Itself — New York’s...

Zaki Cooper in the Jewish Chronicle

Published on Dec 30, 2015

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Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776
Commemorative Synagogue Plates

Plates depicting Shearith Israel's five historic synagogue buildings as well the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI.

1954