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Olivo Lopez

Olivo Lopez is Shearith Israel’s front desk security guard, and his duties include welcoming members and guests, directing visitors and tours groups to the right place, handling mail and supporting office projects. He has been working at Shearith Israel for over 12 years, and is happy to be a part of the staff of this congregation.

Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

1768
Nineteenth Street Synagogue

The congregation's fourth synagogue was built on nineteenth Street, just west of Fifth Avenue.  

1860