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Honoring America’s First Synagogue

by Colin Mixson of Downtown Express

Published on Apr 16, 2018

Read about Lower Manhattan Historical Association’s effort to rename the site of Shearith Israel’s first synagogue building on today’s South William Street, Mill Street Synagogue/Gershom Mendes Seixas Way.

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.

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

Zaki Cooper in the Jewish Chronicle

Published on Dec 30, 2015

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Hebrew School History

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

1731
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883