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S&P Communities and Traditions

Synagogue of El Transito in Toledo, Spain. It was converted to a church after the expulsion of the Jews in 1492.

Synagogue of El Transito in Toledo, Spain. It was converted to a church after the expulsion of the Jews in 1492.

We take pride in our Western Sephardic tradition and are dedicated to strengthening and celebrating our relationships with our sister S&P congregations as well as sharing our Minhag with the unaccustomed.

 

Explore this fascinating site to learn more about Spanish and Portuguese traditions and culture.

 

Our rabbis and leadership have recently visited the following sister congregations:

The Esnoga - Congregation Talmud Torah - in Amsterdam

The Istambuli Synagogue - Congregation Shaare Ratzon - in Jerusalem

Bevis Marks in London

Lauderdale Road Synagogue in London

Temple Buffault in Paris

Mikveh Israel in Philadephia

 

Emma Lazaraus

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

1883
Commemorative Synagogue Plates

Plates depicting Shearith Israel's five historic synagogue buildings as well the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI.

1954