Abstract: It is a fundamental aspect of New York life that there are enclaves of different social and class distinctions that have grown from the need of sets of immigrants to come together in a cohesive community to support and provide each other with a sense of stability and coherence. This 6 page paper examines the unique position of the Jewish immigrant to New York in the early twentieth century. It looks at the rift in the community that was described geographically but was based on socio-economic factors and rooted in cultural beliefs. The political organizations of the Zionist and Labor Movements are also explored. No bibliography provided.