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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.

West 11th Street Cemetery

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

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Commemorative Synagogue Plates

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

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