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Women's Hakafot

Held in the Small Synagogue

Thursday, October 12, 6:45PM

Work by Jeane Vogel, "Lifted by Hope & Unity" (2006)

Work by Jeane Vogel, "Lifted by Hope & Unity" (2006)


On the evening of Simhat Torah, a parallel Hakafot ceremony for women is held in the Small Synagogue, accompanied by a choir of women congregants.

Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

Emma Lazaraus

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