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First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, Congregation Shearith Israel

Objects

Our links to the past are made tangible by our everyday use and display of ritual treasures and historic relics.

Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

1768
Hebrew School History

In 1802, Meir Polonies donated $900 to fund our Hebrew School

1731