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Welcome new members, Daniel Bassiri & Angelina Drahi

Published on Feb 6, 2019

We welcome new members Daniel Bassiri & Angelina Drahi to our growing Shearith Israel family. Daniel and Angelina are engaged to be married this coming summer, and we look forward to getting to know them.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

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Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

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