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Barbara Reiss, Executive Director

Barbara, a longtime Upper West Sider, received her BA at Barnard College, a Master's Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Master's in Social Work from Columbia University. Prior to joining Shearith Israel as Executive Director, Barbara served as President of Corporate Family Network (CFN), a highly regarded human resources consultancy. She is also a Past President of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), New York Region, where she has served on the board for many years.

 

Phone: 212 873 0300 x215

 

E-Mail: breiss@shearithisrael.org

Maud Nathan

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

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First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

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