Long Island, NY has a rich Jewish history spanning 300 years but is best known as America’s first suburb for its growth post World War II. The Jewish population in Nassau and Suffolk counties exploded in this period and by 1960 over 400,000 Jews called Long Island home. Congregations were formed at a dizzying pace and flourished with 105 synagogue buildings being constructed between 1946 – 1970. Today Long Island’s Jewish community faces its challenges with congregations merging and buildings being sold off, yet maintains a significant Jewish population and is the 4th largest Jewish community in the United States (after NYC, LA and southern Florida). Seeking Sanctuary: 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island is the first comprehensive look at the history of the Jewish community in Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York. The hardcover coffee table book features over 350 original photographs and archival images that document every synagogue building on Long Island, past and present.
Seeking Sanctuary: 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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