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Hazak U'barukh to Rabbi Meir Soloveichik for being awarded Becket's 2018 Canterbury Medal

Published on Apr 18, 2018

Hazak U'barukh to Rabbi Meir Soloveichik for being awarded Becket's 2018 Canterbury Medal.  Each year, Becket honors a person who embodies and lives out an unfailing commitment to religious freedom. Past medalists include esteemed individuals such as Elie Wiesel and Archbishop Charles Chaput. Rabbi Soloveichik will be presented with the medal at the Canterbury Medal Gala at the Pierre Hotel on Thursday, May 24. To attend or sponsor the event, click here.

Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

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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

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