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Brazil’s Jewish History Celebrated at Rio Carnival

By Marcus M. Gilban for JTA

Published on Feb 15, 2018

Brazil's Carnival parade included a tribute to the Jews of Recife who emigrated to New York and founded Shearith Israel.

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

1829
Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.

1850