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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.

Beth Olam Cemetery

Beth Olam Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens has provided for the burials of our congregation since 1851 and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue