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Pulpit Swap Shabbat

with Rabbi Levine of The Jewish Center

Saturday, March 10

As it turns out, both Shearith Israel and The Jewish Center, our peer synagogue on the Upper West Side, are looking forward to milestone anniversaries. The Jewish Center is about to celebrate its Centennial anniversary and Shearith Israel is preparing to celebrate our 365th, our Year of Years. In the spirit of friendship and mutual respect, we have decided to share our riches with each other. And what is each of our greatest resource? Our rabbis, of course, both of whom share a love and deep knowledge of American Jewish history.

Rabbis Levine and Soloveichik will “swap” synagogues on this shabbat, enjoying the warmth of their peer kehillot and each treating us to a special lecture after morning services. 

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Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

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Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

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