Cultural Places: Elmira

Congregation Kol Ami – Jewish Life in Elmira

Like many faith communities, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congregation Kol Ami has had to adapt to the conditions of everyday life. This short video illustrates how they have reinvented worshiping and their very popular Jewish Food Festival.

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John W. Jones Museum

John W. Jones Museum president, Talima Aaron describes how the home of John W. Jones, a local station master on the Underground Railroad, was saved from bulldozers by local activist Lucy Brown in the 1990s.

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Green Pastures Jazz Club

From 1932 to 2011, Green Pastures was the place to hear live jazz and blues music in the Southern Tier of New York while enjoying some of the finest fried chicken, potato salad and collard greens in the region.

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