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Welcome New Members: Sharon & Richard Hurowitz

Published on Jul 20, 2018

We are pleased to welcome our new members to our growing Shearith Israel family.  We look forward to getting to know Sharon and Richard and their children; Asher (15 yrs old) and Sasha (12 yrs old).

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

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Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

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