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Miguel Santiago

Miguel Santiago is involved in the maintenance and cleaning of the synagogue and event setup. He also gets to apply his food service experience by supporting the many catered events, such as kiddushes, bar mitzvahs and others that are routinely held at the synagogue.  He has worked here for over 14 years, and is very proud to be a part of the Shearith Israel team.

Emma Lazaraus

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

Gershom Mendes Seixas

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