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Thanksgiving Service and Rabbi's Lecture

Thursday, November 23, 7:45AM

In 1789, Shearith Israel responded to George Washington’s call for a day of national thanksgiving with a special service. Today, we observe Thanksgiving with the addition of Psalms during Shahrit and the omission of tahanunim. 

Following morning services, Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver a Thanksgiving-themed address while our younger children partake in a special hesed crafts activity in Levy Auditorium.  After the lecture, congregants are invited to enjoy refreshments in the Elias room as the chilren prepare to watch the parade on our portico.

First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

1730
Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

1895