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First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, Congregation Shearith Israel

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Our links to the past are made tangible by our everyday use and display of ritual treasures and historic relics.

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. 

1730
Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

1768