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Brazil’s Jewish History Celebrated at Rio...

By Marcus M. Gilban for JTA

Published on Feb 15, 2018

Brazil's Carnival parade included a tribute to the Jews of Recife who emigrated to New York and founded Shearith Israel.

Renovated Museum Wing Delves Into Untold...

By Roger Catlin for the

Published on Jul 13, 2017

Honoring religious liberty’s roots at Monticello

By Michael Bragg in the Daily Progress

Published on May 8, 2017

The Jews Who Saved Monticello

by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik in the Wall Street Journal

Published on Apr 27, 2017

In preparation for our congregational visit to the gravesite of Rachel Phillips Levy, where we will recite kaddish for the first time in nearly two centuries, Rabbi Soloveichik’s wrote this piece for the Wall Street Journal.

It’s Older Than The US Itself — New York’s...

Zaki Cooper in the Jewish Chronicle

Published on Dec 30, 2015

When Lincoln Died on Passover: How Jews Loyal...

By Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik in The Weekly Standard

Published on Apr 13, 2015

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Emma Lazaraus

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

Hebrew School History

In 1802, Meir Polonies donated $900 to fund our Hebrew School