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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.

 

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829
Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.

1850