JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island Meeting #general
The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will be on
Sunday, January 28.
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, New York
Topic: Synagogues of Long Island
Guest Speaker: Ira Poliakoff
Ira Poliakoff is a retired business man, who grew up in Rockville Center.
His parents had joined the wave of returning servicemen who settled in
Nassau and Suffolk Counties after WWII. He has embarked on his second
career: researching the history of synagogues. His book, "Synagogues of Long
Island", to be published in December, look sat the history of over 250
congregations that exist or have existed on Long Island ->from tthe oldest
shuls in Nassau and Suffolk, to those that came to be during the post-WWII
"building boom." Ira will discuss many of these synagogues and also the vast
demographic changes that have led to synagogue mergers and closings in the last
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Our "Mavens" are available at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions.