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Tour with Yeshiva of Flatbush: "Sepharadim in the City"

Published on Nov 13, 2012

Yeshiva of Flatbush students enrolled in the class "Sepharadim in the City" joined Trustee Michael Lustig and Executive Director Barbara Reiss, both Yeshiva of Flatbush alumni themselves, for a tour of our majestic space. The trip proved to be illuminating and educational for the students. Although Yeshiva of Flatbush is home to a large Sephardic student population, many of the students were were surprised to learn about our unique Western Sephardic traditions.

 

Take a look at a student's account of the tour below.

 

Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

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West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

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