The Mikveh Israel Association: Feria de Espana
A pamplet of the Sephardic Spanish Synagogue in Philadelphia announcing a ball. Pictured is a young girl in a Spanish gown. Mikveh Israel, "The Hope of Israel," was founded in 1740 and is an unparalleled American Jewish Institution. It has a two-fold tradition that is the synthesis of the Spanish-Portuguese Jewish ritual and the ongoing development of the American Jewish community.