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Shabuot

In celebration of both the harvesting of the first fruits as well as the giving of the Torah at Sinai, our synagogue is transformed into a botanical sanctuary with a breathtaking array of flowers and plants. There is no more beautiful place to celebrate Shabuot than amongst colorful and fragrant blooms that fill our majestic synagogue and complement our festive pastel Torah mantels.

Our morning services are followed by a special recitation of the Book of Ruth by the pre-Bat Mitzvah girls of the congregation. In accordance with our Western Sephardic tradition, our afternoon service is preceded by the recitation of Solomon Ibn Gabirol's Azharot, which poetically lists the commandments.

 

 

Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

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Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.  

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