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First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, Congregation Shearith Israel

Objects

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

Hanukkiah

Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.

1730
Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

1768