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Yona Glass, Interim PTTS Hebrew School Principal

Yona Glass has been a professional educator for over ten years.   She received her undergraduate degree from Stern College a Master’s Degree in Literacy from Hunter College and Montessori Licensing from the North American Montessori Center. Yona teaches kindergarten at Manhattan Day School and has been the Hebrew Reading Specialist at PTTS for four years before assuming the role of Interim Principal of PTTS. 

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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