Karl Grossman Leads Conversations About Jews on Long Island

Karl Grossman

As Karl Grossman’s audience expands, WPPB 88.3 FM has handed the journalist a microphone to talk about one of his favorite topics: Jews on the East End.

On Sunday, June 16, an eight-segment series began on the Southampton-based radio station, with the first, second and third segments focusing on Jewish settlement in Sag Harbor. It will continue every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., inclusive of interviews with Rabbi Daniel Geffen of Temple Adas Israel and Rabbi Berel Lerman of the Center for Jewish Life – Chabad in Sag Harbor.

“I speak about how Sag Harbor served as a center for Jews on the East End, in contrast to the neighboring villages of Southampton and East Hampton where Jews were not welcome,” he said. “Some 15% of the population of Sag Harbor in 1900 were Jews, as reported by the Sag Harbor Express, I note in the segment.”

To catch Grossman in person, he will give a presentation on Saturday, July 6, during the morning service at the Center for Jewish Life – Chabad, followed by “Friday on the Porch: The Unusual Jewish History of the Hamptons” on Friday, July 12, at 5 p.m. at the Sag Harbor Historical Society, and “Lunch and Learn: Jews on Long Island’s East End” on Friday, July 19, at the Westhampton Free Library.

For more information, visit karlgrossman.com.