CJH

Cleveland Jewish History
More than 460 pages, from more than 45 contributors.

 

NEW HISTORY PAGES

Cleveland's first Jewish burial (1840)
In August 1840, when the body of a peddler was brought to Cleveland, the community did not yet own a burial ground.
Read an untold tale of loving-kindness.

Hear Abba Hillel Silver on "What is Judaism"
In 1954 The Women's Association of The Temple - Tifereth Israel produced a record of Rabbi Silver explaining the principles of our faith.
Hear Rabbi Silver's talk.

Our  oldest signed document
In 1840 the city's Jewish pioneers signed a petition asking for a section of Erie Street cemetery. The City said NO.
Learn why and see the signed petition.

Cleveland's first Bat Mitzvah
It was at Park Synagogue on March 18, 1949, exactly 27 years after Judith Kaplan's Bat Mitzvah, our nation's first.
Read more, including her recollections.

 

WELCOME TO THESE PAGES

Now in our 20th year, we offer a guide to Jewish history resources, four major essays (Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, Rabbi Israel Porath, the movement to free Soviet Jewry,  and the family of Sam and Minnie Klausner), plus about 70 shorter essays. 

To help you navigate we have a What's New and What's Not So New page, a Site Map that shows every page, and a detailed menu below.

Arnold Berger, editor

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ABOUT OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Our largest contributions are on Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver (Arnold Berger), the freeing of Soviet Jews (Louis Rosenblum), Rabbi Israel Porath (his grandchildren), and the Sam and Minnie Klausner family (grandchildren). See our full list of contributors with links.

We welcome posts and comments on the Facebook group Jewish History Hub.

    

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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
Jewish Members of City Council
Harry (czar) Bernstein
Leon Wiesenfeld
, journalist

PHOTO GALLERY
Herb Ascherman's Rabbis

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 and Rabbi Philip Horowitz

 

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

First Bat Mitzvah Ceremonies
1904 Zionist Convention

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

 

   

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