Thursday, December 17, 2015

This Day in History - December 17, 1728 Land Purchased for First North American Synagogue



This Day in History - December 17, 1728
 Land Purchased for First
 North American Synagogue

The Jewish congregation Shearith Israel had immigrated to New York in 1654 and been granted the right to establish a burial site on February 22, 1656. It would take until 1728 before they would gain the right to build their own synagogue.

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