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S&P Communities and Traditions

Synagogue of El Transito in Toledo, Spain. It was converted to a church after the expulsion of the Jews in 1492.

Synagogue of El Transito in Toledo, Spain. It was converted to a church after the expulsion of the Jews in 1492.

We take pride in our Western Sephardic tradition and are dedicated to strengthening and celebrating our relationships with our sister S&P congregations as well as sharing our Minhag with the unaccustomed.

 

Explore this fascinating site to learn more about Spanish and Portuguese traditions and culture.

 

Our rabbis and leadership have recently visited the following sister congregations:

The Esnoga - Congregation Talmud Torah - in Amsterdam

The Istambuli Synagogue - Congregation Shaare Ratzon - in Jerusalem

Bevis Marks in London

Lauderdale Road Synagogue in London

Temple Buffault in Paris

Mikveh Israel in Philadephia

 

West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

1805
Hanukkiah

Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.

1730