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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.

Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.

1850
Gershom Mendes Seixas

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

1768