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America's First Synagogues / Odyssey Networks (Firm).

Other author/creatorFilms Media Group, film distributor.
Other author/creatorOdyssey Networks (Firm), production company.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : Odyssey Networks (Firm), [2000]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Copyright Notice ©2000
Description1 online resource (1 video file (45 min. 38 sec.)) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Series Landmarks of Faith
Landmarks of faith. ^A1359478
Contents Jewish Immigration to America (2:13) -- Shearith Israel (3:05) -- Synagogue Practices (3:18) -- Synagogue Orientation (1:30) -- Synagogue Origins (2:39) -- First Jewish New Yorkers (3:16) -- Sephardic Jewish History (3:46) -- Spanish Inquisition (2:03) -- Sephardic Exile (2:14) -- Touro Synagogue (3:46) -- American Revolution (2:20) -- Religious Freedom (2:48) -- Preserving Jefferson's Legacy (3:31) -- Uriah Levy (2:42) -- Affirming American Heritage (2:48) -- Emma Lazarus (1:41) -- Credits: America's First Synagogues: Landmarks of Faith (1:43)
Abstract This film tells the story of the Jewish pilgrims who founded Congregation Shearith Israel-a "Remnant of Israel"-in 1654 in the Dutch trading post of New Amsterdam, modern day New York City. Shearith Israel's sister congregation, Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI, was built in 1763 and is the oldest continual Jewish house of worship in the U.S. Woven through this tale are Haym Solomon, who helped finance the American Revolution; Uriah Levy, the Naval Commodore who saved Thomas Jefferson's Monticello from ruin; and Emma Lazarus, whose poetry captured the dreams of millions of immigrants to America. Viewers will also learn about the history of Sephardic Jews who fled to the New World to escape the Spanish Inquisition, and how the independent synagogue worship system developed in ancient Babylon.
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 30, 2015.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description (Films Media Group, February 13 2016)
Issued in other formdigital transfer of (manifestation): Odyssey Networks (Firm), 2000.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number94946s Films Media Group
Publisher number94955 Films Media Group

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