Beyond the Golden Door: The Jews of New York

1978

This exhibition is divided into seven sections, each devoted to a different aspect of the history and life of New York Jewry.
It covers a period of over three centuries, from the first arrival of Jews in New Amsterdam in 1654 down to our own days, but the emphasis is on the formative century, from the 1830’s to the 1920’s which saw the major immigrations and the emergence of the modern Jewish community in the United States in general, and in New York in particular.
The exhibition contains over 700 exhibits. The illustrations in the catalog are only a selection from this extensive collection.

Curator: Daniella Luxemburg