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Shabbat Groups

On Shabbat, we believe our children should learn to pray as well as develop a deeper appreciation for Jewish learning. At 10:00 am on Shabbat, children ages 5 – 12 gather in the Elias Room for a fun curriculum of educational and entertaining activities connected to the parasha of the week and other Jewish themes, created by our Youth Group Leader and Programming Coordinator, Nat Bernstein, and Youth Group Leader, Daniela Bernstein. At 10:30 am, the children come together for Junior Congregation, a lively, participatory service in the Little Synagogue, (after which they return to the Elias Room with their group leader until the end of services). For a list of parts your child may lead in Jr. Congregation, click here.

First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

Gershom Mendes Seixas

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