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The First Jewish Americans

By Joanne Palmer for the Jewish Standard

Published on Dec 1, 2016

Read this article which reviews the New-York Historical Society's new exhibit, The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World which includes objects on loan by our congregation, prominently features our important place in American Jewish history. Also, one of the show’s highlights is the memoir by Luis de Carvajal the Younger, a Spanish converso who fled to Mexico, that only recently surfaced and was purchased by our member, Leonard Milberg, who loaned it to the museum along with many other objects from his important American Jewish collection.

Maud Nathan

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

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