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18th Century Omer Counter


At Shearith Israel every holiday celebration is augmented with a distinctive observance, whether aesthetic, ritual, historic or liturgic. The congregations involvement in pivotal moments in American history has instilled religious significance into several American holidays.

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

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

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.