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|Congregation Rodeph Shalom
|The first Ashkenazic congregation in the Western Hemisphere, Rodeph Shalom, was founded in Philadelphia in 1795.
|George Washington's Letter to Touro Synagogue
|President George Washington's 1790 letter to Jews in Rhode Island is widely regarded as his most emphatic endorsement of religious liberty and acceptance.
|Hebrew Union College
|Hebrew Union College, the oldest center of Jewish higher education in America, was founded in 1875 with its first campus in Cincinnati.
|Jewish Theological Seminary of America
|The Jewish Theological Seminary, founded in New York in 1886, is the educational center of Conservative Judaism.
|Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia began as a Jewish cemetery (1740) but later became a synagogue (1782), one of the earliest existing Jewish synagogues in America.
|Rebecca Gratz Founds First Hebrew Sunday School
|Under Rebecca Gratz's oversight, the first free Hebrew Sunday school opened in Philadelphia in 1838.
|Sally Priesand Becomes First Female Rabbi
|On June 3, 1972, Sally Priesand became the first female rabbi ordained in America -- and the first woman in Judaism to earn seminary ordination.
|Touro Synagogue was dedicated in 1763 in Newport, R.I. It is the oldest dedicated synagogue in America.
|World Parliament of Religions
|In 1893, the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago introduced many non-Christian faiths to America -- including Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Jainism, Shinto and Taoism.
|Judaic scholar and writer Louis Ginzberg (1873-1953) trained two generations of Conservative rabbis over 50 years at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.
|Heschel, Abraham Joshua
|Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was an important Jewish theologian and social activist in the 20th century.
|Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch (1851-1923) was considered one of the great minds of Reform Judaism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
|Rabbi Menachem Schneerson (1902-1994) was a revered leader of the Lubavitch movement of Hasidic Judaism, building it into a prominent force within Orthodoxy.
|Soloveitchik , Joseph B.
|Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik (1903-1993), the leading figure of the Modern Orthodox Judaism in America, sought to unite traditionalism with contemporary thought.
|Founded in the mid-1930s by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, Reconstructionist Judaism became the first uniquely American Jewish movement.
|Beginning in the late 19th century, Zionism gained attention as a political movement seeking the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland.
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