Rabbi Judah Monis (Rabbi Judah Monis)

Rabbi Judah Monis

America’s first Hebrew instructor. He taught at Harvard University for 38 years, from 1722-1760. He was one of the earlist Jewish converts to Christianity in the United States. In 1735, he published the first Hebrew grammar textbook in North America. (bio by: Rich H.)  Family links:  Spouse:  Abigail Marrett Monis (1701 – 1760)* *Calculated relationship Inscription:Here lies buried the remains of RABBIJUDAH MONIS, MA, late HEBREWinstructor at HARVARD College inCambridge in which office he continued 40years. He was by Birth and Religion a Jew butembraced the Christian faith and was publiclybaptized at Cambridge, AD 1722 anddeparted this life April 25, 1764 Aged81 years 2 months and 21 days.


  • February, 04, 1683
  • Italy


  • April, 04, 1764
  • USA


  • Howard Street Cemetery
  • Massachusetts
  • USA

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