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Rabbi Shalom Morris, Educational Director

Rabbi Morris received his Rabbinic Ordination, M.A. in Jewish History and B.A. in Economics from Yeshiva University. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies in Early Modern Jewish History with a focus on New World and Sephardic studies.  Prior to coming to Shearith Israel in 2009, Rabbi Morris served as Assistant Rabbi at Lincoln Square Synagogue. Rabbi Morris is principal of the Congregational Hebrew School, the Polonies Talmud Torah School, as well as Outreach Coordinator, Youth Director and Adult Education Coordinator.   

 

Rabbi Morris blogs on subjects of Jewish and (Western) Sephardic interests. Follow his blog, Shalom Says Hello, at www.ShalomMorris.com.

 

Phone: 212 873 0300 x 208

 

E-Mail: smorris@shearithisrael.org

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776
Hanukkiah

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

1730