Photography of the Caribbean Jewish Cemeteries

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For over five years, acclaimed photographer and Fulbright Fellow Wyatt Gallery has been documenting Sephardic historical sites of the Caribbean. Many of these precious sites are in danger of extinction as the Caribbean Sephardic communities dwindle. Through these majestic photographs, Mr. Gallery takes us into the four remaining Synagogues with sand covered floors, the cemeteries from the 1600 and 1700's, as well as through the harrowing journey of how the Jews escaped persecution and created a flourishing community in the Caribbean and what is now the United States. Mr. Gallery will be giving our congregation the first preview of his beautiful fine-art photographs from his upcoming book Jewish Treasures of The Caribbean.  For more information, see: http://www.shearithisrael.org/content/wyatt-gallery%E2%80%99s-jewish-treasures-caribbean and http://www.jewsofthecaribbean.com/Cemeteries.

When: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Congregation Shearith Israel, 2 West 70th Street, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
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