NYC Honorary Street Names


Mill Street Synagogue/Seixas Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Mill Lane and South William Street
Honoree: Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel, whose first synagogue was built on Mill Street in 1730. Seixas was active in a wide range of civic organizations such as the Humane Society, the Board of Regents of the University of New York; and was a regent and trustee of Columbia College. In 1943, the Jewish Studies Society of Columbia University became known as the Seixas Society. (Chin)

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