Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
Roberta, I would recommend that you read the book The Jewish Community in
Rochester: 1843-1925 by Stuart E. Rosenberg. He has a good background on
the Vad Hakolel Congregation and on what life was like in Rochester then.
The book is >from 1954, but I am sure you can get it >from a library.
Moadim l'simcha! Martha Lev-Zion, Israel