Welcome to The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

Welcome

Welcome to the website of The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, an exciting new community resource located in the historic Rondout waterfront district of Kingston, New York.

2018 MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL, SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD

On the Rondout Waterfront at the foot of Broadway in Kingston, NY. Yummy international foods as well as music and dance performances representing area ethnic groups.

IMMIGRANT GIFTS TO AMERICA

Coming in early June. Please check back soon and often for more details on the various events and scheduling.

PEACE POLE INSTALLATION

LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE SUNDAY LIST PROJECT

THE ROLL THAT CONNECTED A COMMUNITY: Have you heard about the “Sunday List,” the list the Reher Family kept to get ready for the Sunday rush for rolls after church?  Sickler, Matthews, Carpino and Bruhn,  Tremper, Polacco, Sepesy and Bruck. These are just a few of the names that appear.  Please help us connect with people who remember the bakery back before urban renewal… Read more

To read Lynn Woods’ front page article from the Kingston Times (April 6, 2017) about the Sunday List Project and the consultant, Sarah Litvin, who is heading it up, click here. 

A project of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, the Reher Center is rooted in the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), often expressed today by working for social justice.  In keeping with its mission, the Center serves not only as a museum highlighting Rondout’s rich history of diversity and commerce, but also as a cultural hub where all people can gather  to explore and share their varied traditions, past and present, in search of common ground.

Learn more about mission, our building and our programs by touring our website.