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Book & Bottle: “The Jews of Long Island 1705-1918” at Suffolk County Historical Society

April 18 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

In an engaging narrative, the author will tell the story of how Jewish communities were established and developed east of New York City, from Great Neck to Greenport and Cedarhurst to Sag Harbor.

Including peddlers, farmers, and factory workers struggling to make a living, as well as successful merchants and even wealthy industrialists like the Guggenheims, Brad Kolodny spent six years researching how, when, and why Jewish families settled and thrived there. 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 people who lived in Nassau and Suffolk counties prior to the end of WWI, The Jews of Long Island is a fascinating history of those who laid the foundation for what has become the fourth largest Jewish community in the United States today.

Members Free; Non-Members $8. Includes refreshments. Space is limited! Registration + nonrefundable prepayment required. Call 631-727-2881 x100 to reserve. Or reserve at Eventbrite for a small surcharge.

300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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