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Grossman Talks Sag Harbor’s Jewish History




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Author and syndicated local news columnist Karl Grossman lectured on the history of Jews on the East End on Sunday, April 7 at John Jermain Memorial Library. A professor at SUNY Old Westbury, Grossman’s family settled in Sag Harbor more than a century ago despite “the anti-Semitism they faced in an area where the KKK was extremely active and Nazis marched at their Camp Siegfried in Yaphank in the 1930s.”

Grossman also indicated that “historically 15 percent of the Sag Harbor population in the 1900s was Jewish.” Grossman’s lecture also touched on the various houses of worship on Long Island, including one of the oldest synagogues on Long Island, Temple Adas Israel in