Cleveland Jewish History

 

More than 450 pages, 700 links and 1300 images, from more than 45 contributors.

NEW HISTORY PAGES

B'nai Jeshurun is 150 years old
Timelines and more to celebrate the  150th anniversary of Cleveland's third oldest congregation.
Click here.

The Geneva Ohio Jewish Farmers
In 1928 and 1929 the now lost community of Lake Erie Jewish Farmers tried to build a synagogue, and failed.
Click here.

Leon Wiesenfeld was Cleveland's leading Yiddish journalist and a community leader. Read about him.

Esther and Leon Wiesenfeld had two  "adopted grandchildren". Read their story as told by Michele Seligmann.

Jewish Community Council  Formed in 1935, the Council included 140 organizations before it merged with the Jewish Welfare Federation in 1951 to create the Jewish Community Federation. Learn about the Council.  

Jewish Life in Cleveland in the 1920s and 1930s, the memoir of Yiddish journalist and leader Leon Wiesenfeld, is now online.
Read the entire book.

The Soviet Jewry movement 
Daniel Rosenblum interviews his father Louis Rosenblum on his involvement in the Soviet Jewry Movement.  Read the interview.

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The Tiffany glass mosaic created in 1912 for the old Euclid Avenue Temple (Anshe Chesed Congregation).
See a close-up and learn more.

Edith Anisfield Wolf (1889-1963)
made a visionary contribution to our understanding of race relations. Learn more about her Jewish connections. (coming soon)
 

WHAT'S NEW ON THESE PAGES

In June 2016 we marked our 18th anniversary - our Chai year!

We welcome new contributors including our youngest, Rachel Davidson, and our oldest in our just published Geneva Jewish farmers pages.

To read our "What's New" page, click here.

Arnold Berger, editor

THIS WEBSITE - BY THE NUMBERS

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ABOUT OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Our largest contributions are editor Arnold Berger's pages on Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, Louis Rosenblum's memoir on the movement to free Soviet Jews, and the pages on Rabbi Israel Porath and the family of Sam and Minnie Klausner with content from their descendants. Some contributors have provided important published works that were not on the web. A few had published stories we could present much more completely.

See a list of contributors with links.

GUIDE TO HISTORY RESOURCES

Our History Resources pages contain annotated links to other web sites. The pages most often viewed are Cleveland Jewish History Links and American Jewish History Links.

To draw attention to the best history pages we also have annotated links to the history pages of many Cleveland Jewish Organizations and Cleveland Cultural Organizations.

For our main History Resources page that links to all our resources pages, click here   

FAVORITE PAGES
 
Our three most-visited pages:
  ● B'rith Emeth and Rabbi Philip Horowitz
  ● Euclid Avenue Temple Tiffany Windows
  ● Jewish City Council Members
Three memorable short stories:
  ● The Great Gift  (1843)
  ● Bernstein's Elbow (1895)
  ● The Stranger (1947)
Because we must remember:
  ● Cleveland's Holocaust Memorial

A FEW LAST WORDS

Our pages have many links that allow one-click viewing of a page on another site. Links to other websites will open in a new browser window, which you can close to return to our page.

Thanks to the Cleveland Jewish News Archive for giving free access to all its content.

We welcome your comments and reports of any broken links. To contact us, click here.

Enjoy your visit.

 

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HISTORY RESOURCES
Cleveland Jewish History
Cleveland Jewish News Digital Archive
Cleveland Jewish Organizations
Cleveland Cultural Organizations
American Jewish History
Virtual Treasures
Cleveland History Websites
 

GENERATIONS
Simpson Thorman and descendants
Alsbacher Document, Moses Alsbacher 
Jewish Cleveland before the Civil War
Sam and Minnie Klausner family

PEOPLE
Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver
Rev Zvi Hirsch Masliansky
Rabbi Israel Porath
Rabbi Michaelis Machol
Rabbi Philip Horowitz
Jewish Members of City Council
Harry Bernstein (the czar)
Leon Wiesenfeld
 

INSTITUTIONS
Cemeteries
Cleveland's Holocaust Memorial
Jewish Federation
Jewish Orphan Home - Bellefaire
Jewish Scene Broadcasts
Aaron Garber Library

Hebrew Free Loan Association
Jewish Carpenters Union
Newspapers - Magazines

SYNAGOGUES
The great gift to Cleveland's Jews
Old Still-Standing Synagogues
Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
The Temple - Tifereth Israel
Brith Emeth


PHOTO GALLERY
Herb Ascherman's Rabbis

SOVIET JEWRY
Memoir by Dr Louis Rosenblum

25th anniversary of Summit Sunday
Natan Sharansky on the movement
Herb Caron: how the movement began

EVENTS
Cleveland's Jews mourn Abraham Lincoln
Confirmations in Cleveland

PLACES and NEIGHBORHOODS
Woodland Avenue  
Glenville 
Nate Arnold's tour of old Jewish Cleveland
Geneva Ohio Jewish Farmers

 

   

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