Cleveland Jewish History

 

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

NEW HISTORY PAGES

This website is a member of the Jewish History Hub

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.

The Cleveland "Monkey Trial"
Professor Ira Robinson writes about the 1920s dispute over mixed seating in the Cleveland Jewish Center, today Park Synagogue. 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 in the auditorium of the Maltz Performing Arts Center.
See it as it is today and was in 1939.

 

WHAT'S NEW ON THESE PAGES

In June 2017 we marked our 19th year - Chai plus one!

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

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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
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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

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

   

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