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Honoring America’s First Synagogue

by Colin Mixson of Downtown Express

Published on Apr 16, 2018

Read about Lower Manhattan Historical Association’s effort to rename the site of Shearith Israel’s first synagogue building on today’s South William Street, Mill Street Synagogue/Gershom Mendes Seixas Way.

Hanukkiah

Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.

1730
Commemorative Synagogue Plates

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

1954