Monday, November 30, 2009

Announcement: JGS of NY

The next JGSNY meeting will take place on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 2:00 PM at:

The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16 St., New York, NY 10023
JGS members free; non members $5

Program: The Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn; Speaker: Ellen Levitt


Jewish life in areas of Brooklyn through the 1950s was a lively, rich and varied environment. Over the next few decades it dissipated greatly. As Jews moved to other areas, they left behind their synagogues. Ms. Levitt's book is a photographic essay of these ex-shuls; what happened to them, and how they appear today. Each of the 91 featured ex-shuls include a photograph of how it appears today with a narrative that explains the history of the building. A book signing will follow the meeting.
Ellen Levitt is a life-long resident of Brooklyn. In addition to writing two books, she is a NYC public school teacher.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open 12:30 to 1:45 PM for networking with other researchers and access to research materials and computers.

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