Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul
A Summer on the Lower East Side
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Fordham University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $25.00|
| Book Description: |
This is a narrative ethnography, in journal form, documenting the life of a small Orthodox Jewish congregation on the Lower East Side of New York in the summer of 2008. The text focuses on the arrival of a newer generation of congregants who are both younger and more transient than the previous immigrant generation. The synagogue and its social life are also portrayed as a microcosm of the gentrification of the neighborhood and resistance to that gentrification.