Mystery and History: George Washington's Letter to the Jews

Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Mystery and History: George Washington's Letter to the Jews
Sat | Jun 8 | 8:00 pm | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center
Rabbi Savenor
Washington's letter to the Jews of Newport, RI, created 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 meant.

It has become a tradition to study on the night of Shavuot to demonstrate that we are awake and ready to receive the Torah.