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Women's Hakafot

Held in the Small Synagogue

Monday, October 1, 7:00PM

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.

First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

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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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