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Who Invited God to the Inauguration?

by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik in the Wall Street Journal

Published on Jan 19, 2017

Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

1768
Nineteenth Street Synagogue

The congregation's fourth synagogue was built on nineteenth Street, just west of Fifth Avenue.  

1860