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The Jews of Long Island 1705-1918

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

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 4,400 names of Jewish people who lived in Nassau and Suffolk counties prior to the end of World War I, The Jews of Long Island 1705-1918, by Brad Kolodny, is a comprehensive history of those who laid the foundation for what has become the fourth largest Jewish community in the United States today. 

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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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