Shearith Israel: First Synagogue in America Dedicated

Shearith Israel: First Synagogue in America Dedicated

Interior of Shearith Israel from architect's original drawing
Source: Jewish Encyclopedia

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America's first synagogue, Shearith Israel, is dedicated in New York City.

The community of Jews which create this synagogue have existed here since 1654 when they fled the Portugese in Brazil, but it's only now that they are given permission to worship publicly.

 

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