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From Slave to Merchant Princess: The Remarkable Journey of Sarah Brandon Moses

A multi-media presentation by Dr. Laura A. Leibman

Tuesday, June 9, 8:00PM - 9:00PM


Dr Laura A. Leibman is professor of English and Humanities at Reed College. Her most recent book, “Messianism, Secrecy, and Mysticism: A NewInterpretation of Early American Jewish Life” was the winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies. Dr. Jonathan Sarna said that it is  ‘The most innovative, ambitious and important study of Early American Jewry to appear in the last forty years” Dr. Leibman now shares with us her most recent research into slavery in early American Jewish life and how it impacted the personal lives of our community’s early families.

Nineteenth Street Synagogue

The congregation's fourth synagogue was built on nineteenth Street, just west of Fifth Avenue.  

Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.