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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.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776
Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.

1850