Jewish Community of Syracuse, New York (Images of America Series)

Overview


While New York City became home for most of the Jewish immigrants

who crossed the Atlantic, others journeyed farther, seeking freedom

and fortune. The city of Syracuse, easily reached by the Erie Canal,

became the next port of call for some. It offered opportunities, open...

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Overview


While New York City became home for most of the Jewish immigrants

who crossed the Atlantic, others journeyed farther, seeking freedom

and fortune. The city of Syracuse, easily reached by the Erie Canal,

became the next port of call for some. It offered opportunities, open roads,

and a small but ever-growing Jewish community. This history traces the

development of the Jewish community of the Salt City from its beginnings

in the early 18th century, when a handful of peddlers gathered weekly

to share a Shabbat meal, to a much larger community that numbered

11,000-12,000 at its peak a century later. The Syracuse Jewish community

is a microcosm of the history of Jews in America and is both distinctive and

iconic in nature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738576589
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 12/12/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,382,621
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Barbara Sheklin Davis is principal of the Syracuse Hebrew Day School and director of the Epstein High School of Jewish Studies. She is professor emerita of Onondaga Community College. Susan B. Rabin is a writer, editor, and community volunteer who has lived in Syracuse with herc family since 1987. She is a graduate of SUNY College at Cortland and Boston University.
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