Jews in Gotham: New York Jews in a Changing City, 1920-2010 by Jeffrey S. Gurock, highlights neighborhood life as the city’s distinctive feature. Dr. Gurock shows how New York retained its preeminence as the capital of American Jews because of deep roots in local worlds that that supported vigorous political, religious, and economic diversity. This is the third volume in City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York edited by Deborah Dash Moore.  Each volume includes a “visual essay” by art historian Diana Linden interpreting aspects of life for New York’s Jews from their arrival until today. The set will be available in September 2012 from NYU Press.

Dr. Gurock will be speaking about his book on the following dates and locations:
Monday, September 10 8 p.m.- Book Launch– 92d Street Y ,
Tuesday, October 16 6:30 p.m.- Book Forum—Gotham Center for New York History– 365 5th Avenue ( at 34th Street),  See for more information.
Tuesday, November 27  Book Forum 8 p.m- at SCW under the auspices of the Robert and Susan Weiss Family Foundation –

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