JEWISH HISTORY IN AMERICA The first American settlers in the New World were Jews who settled in the early 17th century.
The largest Jewish settlement in the United States was in Florida in 1832, where Jewish families had established a community called the Florida Colony.
The colony was named after the Florida-based company that operated the slave trade.
The Florida Colony’s leader was an American named Isaac Ponce de Leon, who settled near the city of Miami in 1849 and named his community after his hometown.
A number of Jewish leaders were also active in the new United States, including Isaac Stern, who founded the Brooklyn Jewish Association and established the Jewish Community Association in 1873.
Isaac Stern was the first American Jewish leader to serve as President of the United State of America.
Isaac Poneres Stern, the third president of the Federal Reserve System, was also Jewish.
The United States Supreme Court appointed Abraham Lincoln as its first Chief Justice in 1864.
Abraham Lincoln was the third President of this country to be Jewish.
Jewish immigrants to the United Sates had their first American foothold in the 1870s, when the first Jewish newspaper was founded in Philadelphia.
In 1900, a Jewish family founded the New York City YMCA.
By the 1920s, Jewish immigrants had established numerous community centers in the cities of Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as in other communities throughout the country.
The Jewish population in the US peaked at 4.5 million in 1960, according to the Census Bureau, and the population of American Jews has grown to approximately 8 million.
Today, the Jewish population is greater than the total population of the entire world combined.
The most significant American Jewish leaders who are now deceased are Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Netanyahu.