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Lisa Rohde

Lisa came to Shearith Israel in 1991. Mrs. Rohde teaches our liturgy and traditions in her work with the Junior Congregation, girls Ruth reading and Women’s Services. She is a graduate of Brandeis University. 

 

She can be contacted at lirohde-csi@yahoo.com

Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883
Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

1768