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Jewish Women on the Map - Temple Shaarai Shomayim


Temple Shaarai Shomayim
75 East James Street
17602 Lancaster, PA
United States

The Shaarai Shomayim is the fourth oldest Jewish community in the United States, and the second oldest in Pennsylvannia. The Temple was founded when Jospeh Simon settled in Lancaster in 1740, the first Jew to live in the town. Joseph Simon was Rebecca Gratz's grandfather.

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