Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton has recently become a celebrity of the Revolutionary era, but much of this Founding Father’s life and story remains unknown. The Straus Center’s Director, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, and visiting scholar Dr. Andrew Porwancher presented at Beth Jacob Congregation (Los Angeles), Mishkenot Sha’ananim Cultural Center (Jerusalem) and New-York Historical Society on the emerging evidence and historical debate surrounding Hamilton’s roots, which suggest that the iconic American figure may have been Jewish.

A project of the Straus Center’s Program on Early America and the Jews


LA Event Photos

Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish? | Los Angeles | 2/7/2018

Jerusalem Event Photos

Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish? | Jerusalem | 2/19/18