Tonight we explore the rich heritage of New York Jews prior to the Civil War. David Kleiman, genealogist and owner of Heritage Muse, will tell us about the early history of Jews in New Amsterdam and his work with the Gomez Mill House in Ulster County. He'll also share the stories of the early nineteenth century Jews, touching on an era that is less well-known than that of the great influx of immigrants in the late 1800s.
Find David Kleiman at http://heritagemuse.com
Find the Gomez Mill House at http://www.gomez.org/
Links for research resources:
American Jewish Historical Society at http://ajhs.org/
Database of Early American Jewish Portraits at http://loebjewishportraits.org/
Shearith-Israel's 1654 Society at http://1654society.org/
Photo of Torah damaged by the British during the American Revolution courtesy of Shearth-Israel Synogogue.
Denization document courtesy of Gomez Mill House.
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