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Shabbat Hagadol Derasha

The IDF's First Pesah: A 1948 Seder Story

Saturday, April 1

Following morning services, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik delivers the Shabbat Hagadol Derasha on the intriguing subject of "The IDF's First Pesah: A 1948 Seder Story."



Shabbat Hagadol Derasha Sponsored by Debbie and David Sable in memory of Ambassador Yehuda Avner, author of The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership and The Ambassador, a novel, on the occasion of his second nahala


Kiddush Luncheon sponsored by Doina and Dr. Lawrence Bryskin in memory of Doina’s mother, Hermina Levi, on the occasion of her yahrzeit and in honor of Rabbi Meir Soloveichik



Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.  

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.