Sephardic World Sunday: Who Owns the Synagogue? NY and RI #announcements

David Mendoza

Shearith Israel in New York and Jeshuat Israel (the Touro synagogue) in
Newport are two of the oldest congregations in North America. The Touro
ceased functioning as a Sephardic community. In the 1880s Shearith Israel
secured deeds from the descendants of the original members of the Touro.

Zachary Edinger will discuss the history of both congregations, and will
provide an introduction to their archives and genealogical records. Zachary
serves as Assistant Hazzan and Ritual Director at Congregation Shearith
Israel in New York City, and is a well-known figure within the Western
Sephardic world.

Time: Sunday Dec 20, 2020. 2pm NYC, 7pm London, 8pm Amsterdam/Paris, 9pm

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Best wishes,

Ton Tielen and David Mendoza
Sephardic World