Jews in Gotham

Jews in Gotham

New York Jews in a Changing City, 1920-2010

City of Promises

by Jeffrey S. Gurock

Published by: NYU Press

368 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781479878468
  • Published: January 2015


  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814732250
  • Published: September 2013


Jews in Gotham follows the Jewish saga in ever-changing New York City from the end of the First World War into the first decade of the new millennium. This lively portrait details the complex dynamics that caused Jews to persist, abandon, or be left behind in their neighborhoods during critical moments of the past century. It shows convincingly that New York retained its preeminence as the capital of American Jews because of deep roots in local worlds.