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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.

Emma Lazaraus

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

1883
The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

1730