This engaging narrative tells the story of how Jewish communities were established and developed east of New York City. It includes stories of peddlers, farmers and factory workers as well as successful merchants and wealthy industrialists like the Guggenheims. Archival material, including census records, newspaper accounts, never before published photos and personal family histories illuminate Jewish life and experiences during these formative years. With over 4400 names of people who lived in Nassau and Suffolk counties prior to the end of World War 1, The Jews of Long Island is an interesting read on the foundation of what has become the fourth largest Jewish community in the United States.
Reading to culminate with a hands-on food preparation class as well as a book discussion with Mr. Kolodny.
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