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1654-1825 (171 years) The first Jewish settlers, 23 in all, came to New Amsterdam, New York. Throughout this long period the numbers were small and assimilation was most common. By the time of the American Revolution there were Jews in all 13 colonies. They were mostly Sephardic and German Jews totaling only 1,500 by 1790.