Last week Congregation Shearith Israel hosted a special Shabbos honoring the memory of Rabbi Avraham Yosef Rice, z”l, the first musmach to serve in the United States and founding Rav of the spiritual predecessor of Shearith Israel.

This special Shabbos and the subsequent Sunday gathering were enhanced by the participation of the Rosenberg family of Monsey, direct descendants of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Rice. Programing included davening at  Shearith Israel, a kiddush on Shabbos morning sponsored by the Rosenberg family, and a shalosh seudos.

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