1. 100’s of jewish communities have been disappearing in Queens and around the greater New York City Area. This documentary exposes the story of one of them in what could be their last year opened, as well as the personal stories of the few elderly members that still remain and fight for the synagogue to keep it’s doors open.

    The tremendous positive outlook of these individuals as they tell their stories is bittersweet, with the ominous cloud of the synagogues closure looming. A window to see the hope and strength of those left behind by inevitable change. This story speaks to those that have left their parents, home and community,as well as to the elderly left behind. It also an observation on the historic diasporal character of the larger Jewish community.

    The topic certainly evokes strong feelings and it personally touched us. The documentary has significant interest, captured from those few survivors who remain. Attached is the full synopsis along with the video.Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you.

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  2. Cantor Sherwood Goffin performing at the event of the American Jewish Historical Society - Unbroken Spirits: Yosef Mendelevich and Soviet Jewry Activists at the Center for Jewish History on November 20, 2013. http://www.ajhs.org/UnbrokenSpirits.cfm

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American Jewish Historical Society

Am. Jewish Historical Society

AJHS is one of the oldest organizations of its kind. Founded in the year of the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage to the New World, its purpose was to demonstrate through historical scholarship the claim of Jews to full membership in American society.…


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AJHS is one of the oldest organizations of its kind. Founded in the year of the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage to the New World, its purpose was to demonstrate through historical scholarship the claim of Jews to full membership in American society. To this end it supported publications and lectures for researchers who at that time had no institutional support, as Jewish historians, in mainstream colleges and universities.

Today AJHS still supports scholarship through its Academic Council (comprised of most of the leading scholars in the field), its journal "American Jewish History," its public programming and exhibitions. But mainly AJHS is a great research center, holding the largest collection of primary source materials on all aspects of American Jewish History (alongside the other great archive, American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati).

AJHS has over 25 million documents, 50,000 books, 10,000 photographs and thousands of rare artifacts -- many available for viewing by the general public at our reading room and others available digitally from our website: http://www.ajhs.org/

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