Description: Synagogues of New York City not only presents the story of the synagogues of New york, but also tells the story of how a small group of destitute Jews arrived at the tip of Manhattan in 1654, struggled against the most horrendous hardships, and survived to found what was to become the largest Jewish community in the world.
This book contains listings of over 1500 current and former synagogue locations in virturally every neighborhood in New York and 123 photographs as well as other photos and "documents". The urban archaeologist can use it to explore each neighborhood and discover remnants of once vibrant Jewish communities. The historian or photographer can use it as a basic source for Jewish congregations of New York. It also makes a great gift for any Jewish history buff.