Monday, June 28, 2010

Walk through York's Jewish history

From the York Daily Record

York's Jewish history dates back to the community's earliest days. It was known that a Jewish fur trapper and trader lived in the then-frontier settlement.

During the Revolutionary War era, one of the most prominent families in York was a Jewish merchant and his vivacious wife, who was known as an outstanding hostess. And then, the history ends for a while. Jews would not come to York until almost the mid-1800s when merchants arrived from Germany. That would be followed at the end of that century by an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe.

There is a plethora of Jewish history within a few blocks. At one time, there were three synagogues/temples in the area, not to mention several evolutions of the York Jewish Community Center.

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