Journals Higher Education



14 November 2014

232 Pages | 100 b/w illustrations

9 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780823263851

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The Synagogues of New York's Lower East Side

A Retrospective and Contemporary View

Second Edition

Gerard R. Wolfe, Photographs by Jo Renee Fine, Norman Borden, and Foreword by Joseph Berger

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • This will be an updated edition of the classic book published in 1978 by NYU Press that is now out of print.
  • Gerard Wolfe offers through text and photographs a contemporary view of the existing Lower East Side synagogues as well as a visit to the sites and history of the neighborhood's important synagogues of a bygone era.
  • The story of these historic houses of worship, both present and past, is designed to provide readers with a better understanding and greater appreciation of Jewish immigrant life and culture.
  • There are two sets of photos, archival and contemporary.