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  • Jewish immigration to America

    Jewish immigration to America

    As the major Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur approach, Save Ellis Island is reflecting on Jewish immigration to America. When New York was still New Amsterdam there was a small population of Jews living on the island of Manhattan. During the first half of the 19th century they were joined by a wave of German Jews who came to America. By 1877 the American Jewish Yearbook records the presence of over 200,000 Jews in the United States.

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  • Recipe of the Month

    Recipe of the Month

    The Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are right around the corner so this month we thought we’d share a typical Russian-Jewish recipe. This recipe comes from Marian Burros of New York, New York. Marian’s mother Dorothy Derby Fox Greenblatt arrived at Ellis Island from the Ukraine on November 20, 1906. This recipe was their family’s favorite.

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  • Thank You Susan Meissner for a Wonderful Event!

    Thank You Susan Meissner for a Wonderful Event!

    A quick bio on Susan Meissner will tell you what you need to know about her career but Susan is more than that.  A dedicated Board Member of Save Ellis Island, Susan has shared her time and energy with us time and again even when on a very hectic book tour. 

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  • Save Ellis Island Special Event Series Featuring Susan Meissner

    Save Ellis Island Special Event Series Featuring Susan Meissner

    To Thank You For Your Charitable Support of Save Ellis Island, Please Join Us For This Complimentary Event Reading, Book Signing and Tour of the Unrestored Buildings of the Ellis Island Hospital ~ One of the Settings for A Fall of Marigolds

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  • Stephen T. Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School and Save Ellis Island team up to do just that.

    Stephen T. Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School and Save Ellis Island team up to do just that.

    It was all about teamwork on Ellis Island this summer when students from the Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School joined forces with Save Ellis Island.

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  • Ellis Island – Memorial Day

    Ellis Island – Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is for remembering those who have died while serving in our country’s Armed Forces. Today, Save Ellis Island honors the brave men and women of the military who have passed away in defense of the United States. On this day, many people visit cemeteries and memorials. In National cemeteries, volunteers decorate each grave with an American flag.

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