Conference Proceeding: Synagogue Archives Around New York

Over the course of the last decade, Chaim has found that a number of synagogues have hidden archives in unexpected places. This presentation will show where documents and artifacts were found – within the synagogue buildings, in a local public library, in members’ homes and at auction. The presentation will focus on five synagogues, four in Manhattan and one in Westchester County. Chaim will describe how he found the materials, what he did with them, and suggest how researchers can be creative and go forth looking for archival materials.

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