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Passover and the American Imagination

A Major Symposium and Luncheon

Sunday, March 18, 9:00AM

Join us for an historic and memorable event full of remarkable Passover stories and lessons of liberty from the American Jewish historical narrative, that will prepare and energize you for this year’s Seder.

 

Symposium 9AM-12:30 PM

Luncheon to follow

Including a bonus session (see below) and

A special tribute to Shearith Israel’s 5778 hatanim,

Simon Salama-CaroHatan Torah

Robert KapitoHatan Bereshit

 

Attire: Sunday Smart

 

RSVP by March 4 

 

Participants will enjoy exclusive experiences all created and presented by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, including:

 

- Lectures and discussions with pre-eminent scholars such as Lincoln historian, Harold Holzer

- A take-home Haggadah Companion custom created by Rabbi Soloveichik, which particpants can use to inspire their own Seder this year

- An exclusive viewing of rarely exhibited archival materials, such as Thomas Jefferson’s Letter to Mordecai Manuel Noah of Shearith Israel

- A bonus conversation—for luncheon participants only—with Harold Holzer and Rabbi Soloveichik on the making of Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed film, Lincoln

 

 This major event is part of our Year of Years Celebrations which will culminate in 2019 when we mark 365 years of our congregation and Jewish life in America.

 

To register and support this event, click here.

 

Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

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The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

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