The Jews of New York -- A WLIW production premiering  January 23rd  on New York Public Television





THE JEWS OF NEW YORK profiles Jewish individuals and institutions that changed the face of New York, woven together with expert commentary, to present a broad spectrum of the ways in which the Jewish community has impacted secular New York life from the earliest immigrants through today. These slices of Jewish life in New York reflect the larger community experience - what one people did for a city, and what the city did for them - from medicine to politics; from finance to Broadway; from real estate to retail, including a business that truly represents the quintessential 'flavor' of New York - delicatessen. Narrated by award-winning actor Tovah Feldshuh (GOLDA'S BALCONY), the program will encore on WLIW21 Tuesday, January 22 at 8 pm and also air locally on Thirteen/WNET on Thursday, January 24 at 9 pm. The program will also be distributed to the seven public television stations serving upstate New York.

Major supporters of THE JEWS OF NEW YORK include Metropolitan Jewish Home Care and Metropolitan Jewish Hospice, Bank Leumi USA, The Paul & Irma Milstein Foundation, James and Merryl Tisch, FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds, Barbara Zuckerberg, and The William Petschek Family.


Fiddler on the Roof
Hasidic Rabbi Haskel Besser
Mayor Ed Koch
The Descendants of Jacob Schiff
Mount Sinai Hospital
Three Generations of the Russ Family

The Russ Family on Slicing Lox
Rabbi Haskel Besser and Pre-War Germany
Sheldon Harnick, lyricist for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

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