Portrait of Moses Levy

Leisler Institute Talk: Jewish Commercial Activities in Colonial New York

Portrait of Moses Levy
Portrait of Moses Levy
Attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck I, c. 1735

Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History present To Trade, Traffique, Buy & Sell as the Rest of the Inhabitants’: Jewish Commercial and Communal Activities in Colonial New York, a talk by Noah Gelfand. The talk explores the economic and religious endeavors of New York’s growing Jewish population in the era when they developed the colony into one of the most important locations for Jews in the Atlantic world.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 7, 6-7:30pm.

Registration: Contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x106 or brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org for more information. To register and receive the Zoom meeting link click here.

The Jacob Leisler Library Lectures are made partially possible through the generous support of the Van Dyke Family Foundation.

Noah L. Gelfand holds a Ph.D. in Atlantic History from New York University and is currently a Doctoral Lecturer in the History Department at Hunter College, where he teaches courses on early U.S. history. His scholarship focuses on the early modern Jewish Atlantic world. He is also a Trustee of the Jacob Leisler Institute.