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Jews in the New World with David Kleiman

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In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI, tonight David Kleiman joins me to talk about Jews in Colonial America -- North and South. Discover the history of the Jewish migration to the new world, what motivated the migration, why some Jews had to hide their Jewish identities, and what ties the various colonies had with each other. You will also learn where you can find resources for researching them and what events are planned for the Touro anniversary.

Find out more about the Touro Synagogue events at  http://www.tourosynagogue.org/index.php/upcoming-event-home?id=128

Photos: Touro Synagogue, Newport, R.I., c 1865

Jewish Graves in Hunt’s Bay Cemetery, Jamaica

David Kleiman is curator of Touro Synagogue’s Loeb Visitors Center, Newport, RI. and consulting archivist for the Touro Archives. He is contributing editor of the newly released A Genesis of Religious Freedom: The Story of the Jews of Newport and Touro Synagogue (2013) by Mel Urofsky.

David is founder and chair of the NYC Computers and Genealogy SIG and serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogical Society-NY, the education committee of New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and the Leadership Council of Newport Historical Society, and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Heritage Muse, his company, are digital and print pu