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INTRODUCTION
Home page
What's New
What's Not So New
Site Map (this page)
About This Website
Meet the Editor - Arnold Berger
How This Website Evolved  
Contributors
Privacy Policy
Fair Use Notice
Help Page
Contact Us
HISTORY RESOURCES
Resources main page
Jewish History Links
  Cleveland Jewish History Resources
    (includes "This Tempting Freedom" by Allan Peskin)
         ● Cleveland (2006 Encyclopaedia Judaica)
 
       ● Jeffrey Morris synagogue history collection
         ● Paul Klein's index of Jewish biographies 
         ● The Jewish Society Books 1915-25    
       
 ● The 1924-25 Blue Book   

 
Virtual History of Cleveland Jewish Organizations
 
American Jewish History Resources
  Virtual Treasures
    
  Trefa Dinner menu
  A 1920 directory of Jewish Cleveland
  The Cleveland Jewish News Digital Archive
  A Stitch in Time: the Cleveland garment industry new

General History Links
  Other Cleveland History Websites
  Virtual History of Cleveland Cultural Organizations
 

SYNAGOGUES
Synagogues main page

Old still-standing Synagogues

Leonard Case's great gift to Cleveland's Jews
  CJN Clipping
  Deed to Israelitic Society

Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
  Eagle Street Synagogue - first synagogue building
 
Dedication of the Eagle Street Synagogue,1846  
  1886 Laying cornerstone Scovill Avenue Temple

  Eagle Street Synagogue building around 1928
  In Pursuit of the Eagle Street Synagogue Plaque
  ● The Central Market Planter
  Euclid Avenue Temple
 
Euclid Avenue Temple Tiffany Mosaic
  Euclid Avenue Temple's Tiffany Windows

The Temple - Tifereth Israel
  Tifereth Israel

  The Temple at University Circle
  The Temple at University Circle starts a new life

B'nai Jeshurun congregation 150 years new
B'nai Jeshurun congregation timeline 
  ● Banner 1  1866 to 1920
  ● Banner 2  1920 to 1966
  ● Banner 3  1966 to 1996
  ● Banner 4  1996 to present
The CJN B'nai Jeshurun Timeline  
new

Congregation Brith Emeth  by Alan Levenson

Chibas Jerusalem Synagogue

GENERATIONS
Main page

Simpson Thorman, first Jewish settler
  Simpson Thorman
  His daughter Lizzie Thorman Hays
  Her daughter Rolinda Hays Joseph
  Her son Ralph S Joseph
  His daughter Martha J Joseph

The Alsbacher Document, May 1839 
  Moses Alsbacher and his descendants
  Graves of Moses Alsbacher and descendants 
 
Larger images of the three moved headstones 
  Abe Nebel, who found the document

Jewish Cemetery in Unsleben Bavaria  new

Jewish Cleveland before the Civil War
by Schwartz and Lasky
Pages 1 - 15    
Pages 16 - end 
Appendix introduction 
Appendix - list of 850 antebellum Jewish residents 
   A-C   D-F   G-I   J-L
  M-R   S-U   V-Z


Sam and Minnie Klausner, from Tetiev, Ukraine, 1910
 
Introduction
  The Pale of Settlement
   From Russia to Cleveland
      Tetiev Today by Fred Livingstone 

   Sam and Minnie's Life in Cleveland
 
Sam and Minnie's Family in 1926
  Klausner Cooperage
  Sam and Minnie's Children
 
Mary Klausner and Issie Klotzman
  Fred Klotzman: Mary and Issie's Son
  A Family Scrapbook
  Family Reunions
  Epilogue
  Postscript: Lisa Klausner Moves Home
  Passenger Lists (Ship Manifests)
 
     1910 Minnie and children 
       1910 Minnie and children page 2
       1907 Issie Klotzman
  US Census Forms
      1910 Issie Klotzman
      1920 Sam and Minnie 
      1920 Sam and Minnie's children
      1930 Sam and Minnie
 
Mary Klausner and Issie Klotzman Marriage Record
  Mary Klausner Klotzman's Letter
  Klausner Cooperage Newspaper Story
  Klausner Family Tree

INSTITUTIONS
Institutions main page
Cemeteries
 
Willet Street Cemetery 
  Fir Street Cemetery
  Mayfield Cemetery
       Mayfield Cemetery deeds
 
United Jewish Cemeteries 
Bellefaire - Jewish Children's Bureau
  Bellefaire
  ● Inside Looking Out
     The Jewish Orphan Asylum by Gary Polster
B'nai B'rith
  East 55th Street building and its loss by fire in 2010
Cleveland's Holocaust Memorial
  Large image of the memorial
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
  Introduction
  Jewish Community Council  new
  Locations over the years
 
First eight homes, starting in 1903
  The ninth decision, made in 1963
  Moving east: a chronology 2007 - 2010

  The tenth decision, in September 2008  
  Old building demolished, December 2015 

Jewish Scene broadcasts (1978-2000)
Aaron Garber Library 
●  Virtual Tour
●  History
●  Aaron Garber Obituary
●  Website
Hebrew Free Loan Association   
Jewish Carpenters Union and Carpenters Hall   

PEOPLE
People index page

"Czar" Harry Bernstein
  1899 - Jewish Leaders fight for political reform
  Bernstein's Elbow
  Rise and Fall of Czar Bernstein (1907)

Cleveland's CCAR presidents

Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver by Arnold Berger

Welcome page
Home page
About this Site
  Introduction how this site started
  What's New and What's coming
  Site Guide how we present information
  Permissions - Privacy statement
  Recollections webkeeper's recollections
Youth
  Maps
  1910 census record
Wheeling West Virginia years
  From HUC to Wheeling
  Wheeling 1915-17
  From Wheeling to Cleveland
  Resignation Letter
The Temple - Tifereth Israel in Cleveland
Zionism Ascent to leadership, success and later
  Photos
  Tannersville photo 1906
  Zionism - notes
Publications  Books and poetry
Biography
  On the internet
  In-print
  The work of Ofer Shiff
Recognition
Photos
Funeral Service
  El Maley Rachamin
Obituary (N Y Times)
Death Notices (N Y Times) 
Gravesite
Zvi Hirsch Masliansky - Silver's oratorical inspiration
  Biography
  Photos
  60th Birthday Celebration
 
Memoirs 
  Silver's Eulogy for Masliansky
  Silver's Handwritten Notes for the Eulogy
Endnotes
Abba Hillel Silver Archives

Rabbi Philip Horowitz and Brith Emeth by Alan Levenson

Rabbi Michaelis Machol by Nathan Arnold
 
Rabbi Louis Wolsey's tribute to Rabbi Machol

Jewish Members of Cleveland's City Council

Rabbi Israel Porath by his family
  Encyclopedia entries
  Early years
  With President Coolidge
  Porath family in 1929
  50th wedding anniversary
  US Congress
  Soviet Jewry
  Trip to Israel
  Biography
  Three synagogues
  Retirement
  Obituary
  Appreciations
 
Messages to the community
  Final resting place
  Porath and Silver
  A granddaughter remembers
  "The Stranger" by Shoney Long
  Porath Street
  Window in Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue
  Porath Family Tree

Leon Wiesenfeld   new
  Memoir: Jewish Life in Cleveland  new
 
Adopted Grandchildren  new

 

 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF OLD JEWISH CLEVELAND
by Nate Arnold

Home
Introduction
Tour Route
  Map
 
Central Market Area  1840-1860   Progressive Field  
 
East 38th and Community College Ave  1906
 
East 55th Street    1890-1920
 
Euclid Avenue and East 82nd  (1912)
 
East 105th and Ansel Road  (1924)
 
Hebrew Cultural Garden on East Blvd. (1926)
 
Parkwood Drive, Morison Avenue
 
East 105th Street Corey Methodist Church (1921)
  Union Avenue and Kinsman Avenue
Itinerary (pdf)
Endpage

 
EVENTS AND TRADITIONS

Cleveland's Jews mourn Abraham Lincoln   

Invocations at Republican conventions   new

Confirmations in Cleveland by Bud Weidenthal
  Is Confirmation a Disappearing Rite of Passage?
Four generations of confirmations at
The Temple - Tifereth Israel
  1905 father William Weidenthal
  1941 Maurice (Bud) Weidenthal
  1976 daughter Susan Weidenthal Saltzman
  2006 granddaughters Hayley and Stephanie
Two confirmations in the 1860s

Going to the Schvitz by Irv (Earl) Seidman
 

PLACES and NEIGHBORHOODS
Woodland Avenue
    Maps
    Central Market - where we started
Glenville
   ● Information Sheet
   ● The last Jewish-owned business in Glenville

Geneva Ohio Jewish Farmers   new
   ● The picnics of 1928 and 1929   new
   ● 1928 picnic photo, with names    new
   ● Identifying persons in the photo  
new
 
FREE SOVIET JEWRY MOVEMENT

Cleveland and the Freeing of Soviet Jewry
by Dr Louis Rosenblum

Introduction
Table of Contents

Preface, From These Beginnings
First Contact with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Launching the Cleveland Committee

On the National Scene
An American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry

Transforming the Cleveland Committee
Face-to-Face with Visiting Soviet Cultural Groups

Agreement Between the JCFC and the CCSA
CCSA Projects
     Spotlight Newsletter
    Handbook for Community Action
    Students and Housewives 
    Protest Stamps (Seals)
     Movie - "Before Our Eyes"
    Leadership Conferences
  
 Greeting Cards to Soviet Jews
    
Freedom Caravan
    Project Sefer
Union of Councils for Soviet Jews
Political Action

The Government of Israel The Elephant in the Room 
    Backstory
    The Office Finds Us
    Blush Off the Rose
    Enforcer or Loose Cannon?
    Office Overtures: Played Dolce
    Office Control Crumbles
    The Why and Wherefore and the Woe
    In Contrast: An American Strategy
    Notes
Coda
Endnote
Biographies:
    Abe Silverstein
    Louis Rosenblum
    Ann Shenkar
Archives
Learn More (links to other resources)
Interview by Daniel Rosenblum  new
   Text of Interview (pdf) 
new
Pages by others
   25th anniversary of Summit Sunday 

   Natan Sharansky:
     How the movement helped end the Cold War

   Proclamation of a Sabbath for Soviet Jewry (1966)
   Herb Caron: how the movement began (1963)
   Telling the story of resettlement 
 new
Oral History Project 
 new
May 15, 2016 presentation   new
Report on Resettlement   new

PHOTO GALLERY 
Willson Avenue Temple 1906 
Aaron Garber Library   
Jewish Carpenters Union  
Corky and Lenny's Delicatessen 
The Tannersville Photo of Abba Hillel Silver
Unsleben Bavaria Today
Tetiev, Ukraine Today
Dedication of Silver Hall 2015

Herb Ascherman's Rabbis (2008)
Moshe Adler Moshe Berger
Richard A Block Eric Bram
Frederick A Eisenberg Matthew J Eisenberg
Estelle Gottman-Mills Stephen Grundfest
Michael Hecht Alan Lettofsky
David Lipper Michael A Oppenheimer
Daniel A Roberts Steve Segar
Rona Shapiro Joshua Hoffer Skoff
Susan B Stone Yakov Travis
David S Zlatin  

3/18/17