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Matanot L’Ebyonim

It is one of the mitzvot of Purim to give charity to the poor, Matanot L’Ebyonim.   Your online gift or check made out to the “Rabbi's Discretionary Fund,” will be distributed by Rabbi Soloveichik on Purim to those in need.  Donate here.

Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

1768
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883