At the end of March we’ll be discontinuing this WordPress.com version of the podcast. All new content will be posted on longislandhistoryproject.org
If you’ve subscribed to us via email, we’ll be migrating you over. If you’ve just found this site, make sure you come over to the new place and subscribe there so you never miss an episode.
Thanks for your interest in Long Island history and keep listening for more great interviews focusing on big band broadcasters, forgotten vegetables, untold tales of the Culper Spy ring and more!
When an athletic, thrill-seeking millionaire builds a mansion hideaway on the outskirts of the city, stocking it with a technologically advanced fleet of cars, boats and airplanes along with trophies of his exploits, there’s a good chance he’s either Batman or a Vanderbilt. Meet William K. Vanderbilt II circa 1910.
Genealogist Rhoda Miller and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island recently published Jewish Community of Long Island from Arcadia Press. The book tracks the development of Jewish communities across Long Island from the late 19th century through the 1970s.
Throughout the book Rhoda not only documents the rise of specific communities but also uncovers many personal stories. On this episode you’ll hear about aviation pioneer Chalres A. Levine, Rabbi Lehrer and his work with Jewish patients in Long Island’s state hospitals and the threatening presence of the Ku Klux Klan on the Island along with the German American Bund’s Camp Siegfried in Yaphank.
PODCAST UPDATE: Just wanted to let everyone know that we have been moving behind the scenes at the Project. We’ve moved from WordPress.com to WordPress.org which gives us the subtly streamlined URL longislandhistoryproject.org. No need to adjust your sets. If you’ve subscribed to the WordPress site, we’ll be gently migrating you over. This WordPress.com version will eventually fade into the sunset.
If you’re new to the Project, now would be a great time to subscribe in iTunes and/or subscribe to the blog using the form in the right-hand menu at our new site.
We’ve also changed our file hosting over to Libsyn and while there might be some tinkering going on in the background, new episodes will keep coming uninterrupted.
- Jewish Community of Long Island (Arcadia Press)
- Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
- Aaron Isaacs: Unanswered Questions (Easthampton Star)
- Name Index to Jewish Community of Long Island (Excel file)
- Temple Adas Israel
- Congregation Tifereth Israel
- Charles A. Levine (Yiddish Radio Project)
- Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
- Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding