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Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean

Photographs by Wyatt Gallery

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00PM

Photo by Wyatt Gallery

Photo by Wyatt Gallery

Photographer, Wyatt Gallery’s newly released book Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean: The Legacy of Judaism in the New World highlights the history of the first Jewish communities in the New World, including Congregation Shearith Israel. Hear the author discuss the book and have your copy signed at this special event.

Wyatt Gallery received his BFA from NYU Tisch School of The Arts in 1997 and is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship. His photographs are in numerous public and private collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the George Eastman House, and Comcast. His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker and featured in Esquire, Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, and Oprah’s OWN Network, amongst others. Gallery’s past books Tent Life: Haiti and #SANDY have successfully raised over $100,000 to support communities affected by natural disasters. Wyatt is represented by Foley Gallery and Redux Pictures in New York City.

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

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

1730
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883