Finding The Light tells the true story of the First Jews to arrive in North America. They did so in September 1654 at what is today Bowling Green at the southern tip of Broadway in Lower Manhattan in New York City. Back in 1654 New York City was the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam.
This factual story takes on mythical dimensions as befits this story written for children of all ages as it weaves a story that encompasses the past, present and future in ways that highlight this epic story of discovery and survival. It reads as powerful fiction in how it embraces the factual exploits of 24 men, women and children cast into an alien world in which they are the only Jews as they seek and are successful in building a life for themselves in this New World against the odds.
Following the story is much more material that adds greatly to the overall understanding of this important chapter in American history and the continuing celebration of Chanukah at Bowling Green in memory of these Jewish pioneers who began now over 400 years of the Jewish experience and achievements in America.