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Spanish And Portuguese Jews - History - In The Americas
... both conversos from Portuguese Brazil and Jewish emigrants from Holland, who formed a community in Recife called Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, the first synagogue in the Americas ... Caribbean such as CuraƧao, and formed a new community, Congregation Shearith Israel, in New Amsterdam (New York) in 1654 ... Despite the Dutch origins of the New York community, by the 19th century all of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities in the United States and Canada were very ...

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