Celebrating Landing Day

Start Time: 5:30 pm

End Time: 7:30 pm

Region: Manhattan, NY

Landing Day



The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce



To Mark


369 years since the arrival of the first

Jewish community in America


Wednesday, September 13, 2023 ~ 5:30 pm

Tercentenary Flagstaff at Peter Minuit Plaza

(North of the Staten Island Ferry entrance, by State & Whitehall St.)





LANDING DAY marks the arrival of 23 Sephardi Jews in

September, 1654 in New Amsterdam (now Lower Manhattan).

They were the first group of refugees fleeing persecution from the

Portuguese after the conquest of Brazil. Those 23 were the start of the

Jewish story in North America. The Jewish-American Tercentenary

Flagstaff was dedicated to honor their memory.


Questions and RSVP to 



Hadassah New York, Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce,

Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America,The Actors’ Temple, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, Council Member Gale A. Brewer, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, Kehila Kedosha Janina (The Greek Synagogue), The Museum of Jewish Heritage, The United Jewish Council (UJC) of the East Side, Magen David Congregation, Consulate General of Panama in New York, Manhattan Youth, American Sephardi Federation, Henry Street Settlement, Tribeca Synagogue, Community Scholars Program (CSP), YIVO Institute for Jewish Studies (YIVO), American Society for Jewish Music and Assembly Member Alex Bores.