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Cardozo's Ancestors: The Supreme Court, the Judiciary, and the Jews

In memory of Judge Judith Kaye on the occasion of her first nahala

Monday, February 13, 7:00PM

We will study the early American Jews that were the ancestors of Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, and ponder how their story impacted the life of one of the most prominent and distinguished Jews in the history of the American judiciary.  


This special class is sponsored by the Kaye Family in memory of Judge Judith Kaye on the occasion of her first nahala

Co-sponsored by YU’s Straus Center's Program on Early America and the Jews



Commemorative Synagogue Plates

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

Gershom Mendes Seixas

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