USED BOOK. Shearith Israel is the oldest synagogue congregation in the continent. Until 1825 it was the only synagogue in New York City. Early in September 1654, at the time of the Jewish New Year with its message of life, atonement, and thanksgiving, a small group of twenty-three Sephardic Jews landed on these “shores of hope” This book was written to celebrate the tercentenary of Jewish settlement in North America. Very Good. Has slight separation of front board from spine. No Dust Jacket. New York, 1955 Columbia University Press 1st Ed., EXLIB, 7&1/2 X 10, 595 Pgs., HB.