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  1. I am the grand daughter of Rabbi Joseph Gorfinkle who was an early rabbi at Temple Sinai in Mt. Vernon. He came to the Temple in 1907 or 1908 and served there for 28 years. I read with interest your article about Mt Vernon.

  2. Hi Richard! I came across your blog because I am doing research about a medical experiment that happened in the late 1940s. I am trying to put together Leonard Lyons (who it seems that you have a connection with and knowledge about) and Sidney Wallach. Wallach was a Jewish activist in the 1930s – founded the journal that would become Commentary – was an early warner about the danger of Hitler – and then started a public relations business. It appears that he helped out a little grass roots organization and I think he probably had Leonard Lyons help them too. If you have any insight, I would love to hear it! Thanks!! Robin

  3. In 1950-51 I attended Brownie (girl scout) meetings at the JM-JW HA across from Hartley Park. I was in second grade at Columbus School. There I learned the dreidel song which served me well in later years as a scout leader. One Christmas in Yorktown Heights there was a Christmas caroling gathering outdoors at the library. I had one Jewish girl in my troop and I led the dreidel song which pleased the girl and her mother. Love the history of the Jews in Mount Vernon. All of us benefited from the exclusivity of the neighboring towns.

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