Bibliography of

North American Jewish Community Books

New York


  1. A summer world: the attempt to build a Jewish Eden in the Catskills from the days of the ghetto to the rise and decline of the Borscht Belt – Stefan Kanfer, New York, NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989
  2. Across Two Centuries – From shtetls to suburbs: the story of Long Island's Jews - Newsday
  3. Affirming the covenant: a history of Temple B'rith Kodesh, Rochester, New York, 1848-1998 – Peter Eisenstadt, Rochester, NY, The Temple; Syracuse, NY, Distributed by Syracuse University Press, 1999
  4. And we're still here: 100 years of small town Jewish life – Helene Gerard 1982
  5. Beyond the Catskills: Jewish life in Binghamton, New York, 1850-1975 – Lance J. Sussman, Binghamton, NY, Southern Tier Jewish History Project, Judaic Studies Program, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1989
  6. Book of remembrance: Hebrew Congregation of Loch Sheldrake, 1922-1997 = Sefer Zikhronot Bet ha-keneset Adat Yiasrael – Joseph Akselrad, editor. Loch Sheldrake, New York, NY, Hebrew Congregation of Loch Sheldrake, 1997
  7. Borscht belt bungalows : memories of Catskill summers – Irwin Richman, Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press, 1998.
  8. Brownsville; the birth, development and passing of a Jewish community in New York – Alter E. Landesman, New York, NY, Bloch Pub. Co., 1969
  9. Catskill culture: a mountain rat's memories of the great Jewish resort area – Phil Brown. Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press, 1998
  10. Conservative Judaism in America: a biographical dictionary and source book – Pamela S. Nadell. New York, NY, Greenwood Press, 1988
  11. Early Jewish settlement in Nassau County: the communities, the people, the synagogues – Fried, Heidi 1988
  12. Fires in the mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities – Anna Deavere Smith. New York, NY, Dramatists Play Service, 1997
  13. Frankfurt on the Hudson: the German-Jewish community of Washington Heights, 1933-1983, its structure and culture – Steven M. Lowenstein. Detroit, MI,Wayne State University Press, 1989
  14. From a minyan to a community; a history of the Jews of Syracuse – B. G. Rudolph, Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University 1970
  15. From Ararat to suburbia: the history of the Jewish community of Buffalo – Selig Adler and Thomas E. Connolly, Philadelphia, PA, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1960
  16. From suburb to shtetl: the Jews of Boro Park – Egon Mayer. Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press, 1979
  17. Genealogical resources in the New York metropolitan area – Estelle M. Guzik, New York, NY, Jewish Genealogical Society, 1989
  18. Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. The archives of Youth Aliyah, 1933-1960 – Lawrence D. Geller. New York, NY, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, 1983
  19. Jewish Community of New York City. The Jewish communal register of New York city, 1917-1918, – Edited and pub. by the Kehillah (Jewish community) of New York city. New York, NY, 1918
  20. Jewish farmers of the Catskills: a century of survival – Abraham D. Lavender and Clarence B. Steinberg. Gainesville, FL, University Press of Florida, 1995
  21. Jewish hometown associations and family circles in New York – the WPA Yiddish Writers' Group study, Hannah Kliger, Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1992
  22. Jewish immigrant associations and American identity in New York, 1880-1939 – Daniel Soyer. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1997
  23. Jewish landmarks of New York, NY, a travel guide and history – Bernard Postal and Lionel Koppman; foreword by Jacob R. Marcus, New York, NY, Fleet Press Corp., 1978
  24. Lost and found: Albany (NY) area church and synagogue vital records, 1654-1925 – Diane Snyder Ptak. Albany, NY, D. S. Ptak, 1993
  25. Marriage ceremonial book with marriage records, 1899-1919, Contains marriages at Kalamazoo and Grand Junction, Michigan, 1899; Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1902-1904; Bloomington, Taylorville and Chicago, Illinois, 1905-1907; Cincinnati, Ohio, 1908; New York, 1908-1909, 1919 – Leo Mannheimer, Salt Lake City, UT, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977
  26. Mishpokhe: a study of New York City Jewish family clubs – William E. Mitchell, foreword by Marshall Sklare, The Hague, Mouton, 1978
  27. Needles and Thread: Jewish life in Suffolk County – Helene Gerard 1983
  28. New York's early Jews: some myths and misconceptions – A lecture by Malcolm H. Stern, with response by Marc D. Angel, New York, NY, Jewish Historical Society of New York 1976
  29. Old East Side. The Jewish East Side, 1881-1924 – edited by Milton Hindus; with a new introduction by the editor. New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Publishers, 1996
  30. Only in Mount Vernon: the biography of a Jewish community – Daniel Perlman., Alexandria, VA, D. Perlman, 1980
  31. Oscar Israelowitz's Catskills guide – Brooklyn, NY, Israelowitz Pub., 1992
  32. Painting a place in America: Jewish artists in New York, 1900-1945: a tribute to the Educational Alliance Art School – edited by Norman L. Kleeblatt and Susan Chevlowe. New York, NY, Jewish Museum; Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1991
  33. Portal to America: the Lower East Side, 1870-1925 – New York, NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967
  34. Portraits etched in stone; early Jewish settlers, 1682-1831 – David de Sola Pool, New York, NY, Columbia University Press, 1952
  35. Remember the Catskills: tales by a recovering hotelkeeper – Esterita "Cissie" Blumberg, Fleischmanns, NY: Purple Mountain Press, 1996
  36. Satmar; an island in the city – Israel Rubin, Chicago, IL, Quadrangle Books, 1972
  37. Shtetl in the Adirondacks: the story of Gloversville and its Jews – Herbert M. Engel, Fleischmanns, NY, Purple Mountain Press, 1991
  38. Temple Beth El's first century; centennial souvenir book, 1847-1947 – Marvin H. Garfinkel, Buffalo, NY, 1947
  39. That I May Dwell Among Them: a synagogue history of Nassau County – 1991
  40. The first hundred years of the Mount Sinai Hospital of New York, 1852-1952 – Joseph Hirsh and Beka Doherty, New York, NY, Random House, 1952
  41. The girls: Jewish women of Brownsville, Brooklyn, 1940-1995 – Carole Bell Ford. Albany, NY, State University of New York Press, c2000
  42. The history of Temple Israel of New Rochelle, New York – Jacob K. Shankman, New Rochelle, NY, The Temple, 1977
  43. The history of the Jewish community of Harlem, 1870-1930 – Jeffrey S. Gurock. 1977
  44. The Jewish communal register of New York city, 1917-1918 – pub. by the Kehillah (Jewish community) of New York, NY, 1919
  45. The Jewish community in Rochester, 1843-1925 – New York, NY, Columbia University Press, 1954
  46. The Jewish community of Poughkeepsie, New York, NY, an anecdotal history – Eva Effron Acker Goldin., 1982
  47. The Jewish Community of Utica New York – Kohn, S. Joshua Amer. Jewish Historical Society 1959
  48. The Jews of New Amsterdam – written and illustrated by Eva Deutsch Costabel, New York, NY, Atheneum, 1988
  49. The Jews of New York – Charles P. Daly, New York, NY, 1883
  50. The Jews of Westchester: a social history – Baila R. Shargel, Harold L. Drimmer, Fleischmanns, NY, Purple Mountain Press, 1994
  51. The Lower East Side: portal to American life, 1870-1924 – Exhibition September 21 through November 6, 1966
  52. The luckiest orphans: a history of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York – Hyman Bogen. Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Press, 1992
  53. The miracle of Intervale Avenue: the story of a Jewish congregation in the South Bronx – Jack Kugelmass. New York, NY, Schocken Books, 1986
  54. The promised city: New York's Jews, 1870-1914 – Moses Rischin; with a new pref. by the author. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1977
  55. The rise of the Jewish community of New York, 1654-1860 – Hyman B. Grinstein. Philadelphia, PA, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 5705-1945
  56. The synagogues of New York's Lower East Side – photos. by Jo Renιe Fine; text by Gerard R. Wolfe. New York, NY, Washington Mews Books, 1978
  57. The time that was then; the Lower East Side, 1900-1914, an intimate chronicle – Harry Roskolenko, New York, NY, Dial Press, 1971
  58. The Varian Fry papers; The Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter papers – edited by Karen J. Greenberg. New York, NY, Garland Pub, 1990
  59. The Yiddish theatre in America – by David S. Lifson. New York, NY, T. Yoseloff 1965
  60. United Hebrew trades of the state of New York. Gewerkschaften – issued by the United Hebrew trades on the occasion of its 50th anniversary as a trade union central body in greater New York, Ed. by H. Lang - Morris C. Feinstone. New York, NY, United Hebrew trades of the state of New York 1938
  61. When Harlem was Jewish, 1870-1930 – Jeffrey S. Gurock. New York, NY, Columbia University Press, 1979
  62. Williamsburg: a Jewish community in transition; a study of the factors and patterns of change in the organization and structure of a community in transition – George C. Kranzler, New York, NY, P. Feldheim, 1961
  63. Wills of early New York Jews, 1704-1799 – Leo Hershkowitz with a foreword by Isidore S. Meyer New York, NY, American Jewish Historical Society, 1967