Explore this community that attracted over 20,000 Jews in the 1930s and 40s, mostly from Southern Germany.
Date and time
Sunday, November 5 · 10:45am – 1:15pm EST
2520 Amsterdam Ave in front of the Mendel Gottesman Library 2520 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10033
Nestled between Harlem to the south and Inwood to the north, Washington Heights is a distinctive Jewish enclave within the landscape of New York’s larger Jewish community. Of the 125,000 German Jewish refugees that arrived in America in the 1930’s and 40’s, the “Heights” attracted over 20,000, mostly from Southern Germany. It soon became populated with synagogues, Jewish social and cultural clubs and successful businesses serving as a “starter” community for its myriad of residents. By the