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Welcome New Members: Edward and Ruth Lukashok

Published on Sep 7, 2017

We are pleased to welcome our new members to our growing Shearith Israel family.  We look forward to getting to know Edward and Ruth.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

1776
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883