WCHJ – Jewish Harlem: A Virtual Illustrated Lecture by Marty Schneit


October 9, 2021    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Join WCHJ on Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81137246218) for a presentation on the Jewish Harlem by Marty Schneit.

Before the great black migration from the south, Harlem was the third largest Jewish settlement in the world. The lecture will include information as to why the Jews selected Harlem as their residence in the 1880s. Marty will talk about the following individuals who resided in Harlem when Harlem was predominately Jewish: Oscar Hammerstein 1 and Oscar Hammerstein 11, Richard Rogers, Yoselle Rosenblatt, Ehrich Weiss, and Milton Berle. Mr. Olivet Baptist Church, which was originally Temple Israel, the largest and most influential synagogue in Harlem, will be discussed.

Marty Schneit is a born and bred New Yorker and historian. Marty has volunteered his services and has conducted walking tours for Open House New York. He has lectured at the New York Public Library, National Council of Jewish Women, JCC, The 92nd Street Y, The Health Outreach Program of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, and the Ziegfeld Society of New York. The Jewish Braille Institute has recorded Marty’s lectures for their audio magazine and lecture series. He typifies pride and passion for the City of New York.