Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism – “Jewish New York” with Marty Shneit

March 13, 2021, 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

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The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism presents “Jewish New York with Marty Schneit”.  Join on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87250759616.

Marty Schneit details how Jewish America started in New York. He will talk about the Brownsville Girls, Shearith Israel, Temple Emanuel, Jews of Brighton Beach, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Rebbe Schneerson, Washington Heights (Frankfurt on the Hudson), Zabars, the egg cream, and Henny Youngman. Marty will explain how the New York Jews pioneered the rise of the garment industry which had a great impact on the world of fashion.

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.