CJH

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

NEW HISTORY PAGES

On the morning of September 11, 2001
At Mount Olive Cemetery in Solon when the members of the Reconstructionist Havurah said Kaddish a second time.
Learn more.

The 1904 Zionist Convention
From June 3 - 7 Cleveland hosted the convention of American Zionists. The big question: what to do about Britain's offer of land in East Africa.
Learn more.

United Nations Resolution 181
On November 29, 1947, 70 years ago, the United Nations voted to divide the British Mandate into Israel, Palestine and Jerusalem.
Learn more.

Cleveland's First Bat Mitzvah
It was at Park Synagogue on March 18, 1949, exactly 27 years after the nation's first, of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan's daughter Judith.
Learn more.

The Cleveland Jewish community's oldest signed document is 177 years old!
In 1840 the city's Jewish pioneers, led by Simson Thorman, asked the city for land in its Erie (East 9th) Street cemetery.
See the just-discovered petition.

The Jewish Palestine Pavilion in the 1939 Worlds Fair had four million visitors.
Part of it, the Yizkor memorial plaque, is on the wall in the rear of the auditorium of the Maltz Performing Arts Center in University Circle.
See it as it is today and was in 1939.

 

WELCOME TO THESE PAGES

Now in our 19th 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 Arnold Berger's pages on Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, Louis Rosenblum's memoir on the freeing of Soviet Jews, and the pages on Rabbi Israel Porath and the Sam and Minnie Klausner family with content from descendants. See our 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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