TROY– Elisheva Morrison of Congregation Beth Tephilah will present in historical costume, a soliloquy of feelings and thoughts of a young girl leaving her home in a shtetel in Russia and coming to the big city of Troy, during the early 1900s. The program, noting Jewish Heritage Month, will be on Wednesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. at the Troy Public Library,100 2nd St. Historical photos will also be shared with the audience.
According to Morrison, in the late 1800s and early 1900s many Jews emigrated to America because of increasing anti-Semitic attacks and government decrees that made Jewish existence there unbearable. She added that their way of life in their villages (also called shtetels) gave them strength and security and as “The New World” was an unknown way of life there was much to consider.