Cleveland Jewish History

 

More than 440 pages, 700 links and 1300 images, from more than 40 contributors.

NEW HISTORY PAGES

Invocations at Republican national conventions: now (2016) by Rabbi Ari Wolf and then (1952) by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver. Food for thought. Read them both.

RESETTLEMENT is what we called  our Jewish Federation's massive multi-year effort to welcome Jews from the Former Soviet Union.
Read a carefully researched report.
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The 20th Century Exodus
On May 15, 2016 Louis Rosenblum and Herbert Caron spoke on the campaign to free Soviet Jews. Learn more.

B'nai Jeshurun is 150 years old. We display a 150 year timeline created by its congregants.
View the timeline.

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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 soon to be published Geneva Jewish farmers page.

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

Arnold Berger, editor

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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)

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

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

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

NEIGHBORHOODS
Woodland Avenue  
Glenville 
Nate Arnold's tour of old Jewish Cleveland

PHOTO GALLERY
Herb Ascherman's Rabbis

   

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