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The First Jewish Americans

By Joanne Palmer for the Jewish Standard

Published on Dec 1, 2016

Read this article which reviews the New-York Historical Society's new exhibit, The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World which includes objects on loan by our congregation, prominently features our important place in American Jewish history. Also, one of the show’s highlights is the memoir by Luis de Carvajal the Younger, a Spanish converso who fled to Mexico, that only recently surfaced and was purchased by our member, Leonard Milberg, who loaned it to the museum along with many other objects from his important American Jewish collection.

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. 


Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.