The New-York Historical Society Presents, “City of Promise. Aspects of Jewish Life in New York, 1654–1970”. Sponsored by the Central Synagogue to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Laying of its Cornerstone

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New York City, USA, 1971. 45 pp., illustrations: 24 col., 34 b&w, 23 × 30.5 cm. English.


New York Historical Society (10 March–5 September 1971)


Historical overview of New York’s Jewish community. Introductory text by Mary Black. Brief note on the Central Synagogue by Herbert Schwartz. Exhibition topics include: religious life, burial, the Mill Street Synagogue, various holidays, etc. Basic listing 322 items.

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Exhibition booklet including texts “Historic Central Synagogue” (Herbert Schwarz), and “A Brief History of the New York Jewish Community” (Mary Black), 8 pp., cover illus. only, 25.4 × 17.7 cm.

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