“Mystery and History: George Washington's Letter to the Jews” with Rabbi Charlie Savenor
Washington's letter to the Jews of Newport, RI creates a precedent of equality unknown to Jews during centuries of exile. However, many questions exist about this 1790 document, including who actually wrote the letter and what our first president actually meant. Please join us as we explore this important part of the history of Jews in America.
Rabbi Charles Savenor is the Director of Congregational Education at the Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC. Rabbi Savenor has also served as the Director of Kehilla (Congregational) Development for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Director of Admissions at the Jewish Theological Seminary
An optional light bagel breakfast will be served. Yes, we will deliver a bagel breakfast kit to you!