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Hidden Histories

With the passing of time, many of the stories that are told become forgotten. Many of the people who have walked the streets of York, the same ones we all walk today, have been forgotten, lost to time just as anything else. However, sometimes these people are kept alive by living family members. Others are hidden, only to be found through research. Libraries, archives, historical records and oral records are all time capsules that preserve the stories and histories of the people of our not-so-distant past. There are people in York today that know some of these histories that have been forgotten. It is the duty of all of us to know and recognize the histories of those who came before us, especially if those histories have been hidden. Whose hidden past would you like our community to know? Join us as we uncover Hidden Histories.


Join us November 1 to highlight York’s Jewish history. We’ve partnered with the JCC to bring you a great presentation by two gentlemen who’s families have been Yorkers for several generations.

Gordon Freireich is a third generation Yorker who has been accumulating information on York’s Jewish history for a number of year. He is a retired newspaper columnist who has led walking tours of York’s historic Jewish downtown area.

Lou Lavetan is a fourth generation Yorker and a member of the York JCC Board of Directors whose family roots go back to the late 1800s. Lou’s great grandfather (his namesake), Louis was one of the Founder of the JCC and severed as its first President in 1929. Lou also co-chairs the 4 Chaplains Memorial breakfast to which Rabbi Alexander D. Goode was one of the famous 4.


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Learn more about our friends at the JCC here.

Event Details

York Jewish Community Center
2000 Hollywood Drive
York, PA 17403

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Hidden Histories

  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 1

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