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Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

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Event:
Shabbat Service and Cultural Program
Start:
September 19, 2014 7:30 pm
End:
September 19, 2014 9:30 pm
Category:
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Organizer:
Amy Stein
Phone:
(212) 213-1002
info@citycongregation.org
Updated:
July 15, 2014
Venue:
St. John's
Address:
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81 Christopher Street, New York, NY, 10014, United States

AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE: The Rise and Fall of Jewish Mobsters

The best known Jewish gangsters – Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, Mickey Cohen – were involved in the numbers rackets, illegal drug dealing, prostitution, gambling and loan sharking. The roots of Jewish gangsterism lay in the ethnic neighborhoods of the Lower East Side; Brownsville, Brooklyn; Maxwell Street in Chicago; and Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. Find out more about this unsavory crowd, from the Brownsville Boys to Julius Bernstein, the last Jewish mobster.

Jim Ryan, a TCC member and history buff – whose interests range from economic history to history of piracy – gave a talk last year on Jewish pirates of the Caribbean and made the connection between pirates and gangsters and how one culture influenced and inspired the other.  This year’s program is a follow-up on that earlier talk.  Jim’s novel, The Pirates of New York, is available for download via Kindle.

Please join us for a tasty pot-luck dessert following our Shabbat service and cultural program. Childcare provided for children 11 and younger.

All are welcome at this free event.

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