Photo Credit: Courtesy Collection of Congregation Shearith Israel
Shearith Israel Torah Scroll - Vandalized by the British during the Revolutionary War.

Science and medicine were remarkably open to Jewish men during the 19th century. On display are books written by Jewish Americans that made major contributions to American science and medicine as those fields were developing during this period. The exhibition concludes with views of newly flourishing cities, including Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and San Francisco that became home to American Jews as they ventured westward.

Several programs will be offered to further examine the role Jewish Americans played in the colonial and founding eras. For more information visit www.nyhistory.org.

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