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Book Talk: Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries

Hosted By: The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)

Please join us as author Paul Kaplan, discusses his indispensable travel guide, covering all things Jewish in Manhattan. This book delves into the rich history and immense contribution of Jewish immigrants. Focusing on neighborhoods in Manhattan, Kaplan includes museums, places of historic interest, restaurants, synagogues, and entertainment venues. It is a road map of Jewish immigration in the Big Apple. A perfect guidebook for those who love experiential travel!

A New York City-based author with a collection of works spanning from biographies to cultural guides to business, Paul’s fascination with travel and the history of places led him to pursue writing as an avenue through which to share cultural experiences and universal themes. This was Mr. Kaplan’s first book, followed by Jewish South Florida. He also published with Pelican a biography on Lillian Wald: America’s Great Healthcare and Social Reformer. Upcoming books include a biography on Irving Berlin and The Progressive Era (1890-1920) in New York. He also published a business book -Essentials of Thought Leadership and Content Marketing.

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Paul Kaplan

Paul has given over 45 book tours across the US at a variety of venues including at the clubs for Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Union League, Elm City Club of New Haven, Museum at Eldridge Street, General Society Library and at scores of libraries, community centers, museums, and private functions. In addition, he has been featured on the front page of New York Press, the long-running radio show America's Dining & Travel, Writer's Voice, several other talk radio shows, the iconic African-American newspaper Amsterdam New York and Princeton Magazine. His books are on PBS, local NPR stations, and CBS Miami. Also, he has helped produce and been interviewed on Let's Travel, a talk show on public radio.
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The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC) is an educational non-profit, created in 1998, to preserve and support the Lower East Side’s community of living synagogues and other historic structures, and to raise public awareness of the neighborhoods distinct cultural identity. As the birthplace of American Jewish civilization, and the most iconic immigrant neighborhood in America, we share this history by taking people on walking tours which enter sacred sites, where you learn how past generations came here, lived and worshiped. Learn more about LESJC here.
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