Jewish New York

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In this illustrated lecture, historian and storyteller Marty Schneit details how Jewish America started in New York.  

He will talk about the Brownsville Girls, Shearith Israel, Temple Emanuel, Jews of Brighton Beach, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Rebbe Schneerson, Washington Heights (Frankfurt on the Hudson), Zabars, the egg cream and Henny Youngman. 

How the New York Jews pioneered the rise of the garment industry which had a great impact on the world of fashion will be explained.

Marty Schneit, born and bred New Yorker and has lectured at various venues including the New York Public Library, JCC, The 92nd Street Y, The Health Outreach Program of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Central Synagogue, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, The Ziegfeld Society of New York, and the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University. The Jewish Braille Institute has recorded Marty's lectures for their audio magazine and lecture series.

The program is open to all and no registration is required.

It is made possible with the support of The Friends of the Livingston Public Library.