Sunday, November 12, 2006

NY's Lost Jewish Heritage Captured...

The JPost has a very sad article on some of the lost Jewish heritage in NY. There have been Jewish areas within NY that have faded into the past and are all but forgotten. Photographer Julian Voloj has taken on the task of insuring that does not happen. He has taken his camera with him throughout the five boroughs (on his bike no less), taking stock of those lost memories. Whether it's a Jewish cemetery, abandoned synagogue or a building with signs of Jewish heritage, Julian's camera has captured it. As he made his way around this large and vast city he has also recorded not only the visual but stories as well.The one on the left is enough to make you cry: A synagogue turned church. If you are interested in seeing more of his work you can see 18 of his black and whites on exhibit at the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU. The exhibit is entitled: "Forgotten Jewish Heritage: Uncovering New York's Hidden Jewish Past.

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