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Jews and Politics in America, Part I: 1654-1880
Sponsor Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
Type of Event Religious Services
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Description From the arrival of the first Jews in North America, Jewish colonists and later, American Jews fought to secure and expand their political rights. In New Amsterdam, the original Jewish settlers insisted on the right to practice Judaism openly and to serve as equals in the militia. Later, American Jews overwhelmingly favored independence and many served with distinction in the Continental Army.

With the writing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Jews joined with other religious minorities in demanding both enfranchisement and equality in the new republic.They succeeded in helping make the United States the first country, since Ancient Israel, to welcome Jews as citizens.

Free and open to the public.
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA

For more information, call 215-887-8700.

Date/Dates July 08 2016
Times 8:00pm -
Cost free
Street Address 8339 Old York Road Google Map
Location Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Contact Name Keneseth Israel
Email(s) lindsay@kenesethisrael.org
Phone Number 215-887-8700
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Religion Jewish -
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