We started in the
summer of 1998 with one web page:
Abba Hillel Silver - An Internet Tour : Annotated Links to Selected
This was a time of dial up access with 56 Kb modems. AOL was the largest internet service
Windows '98 was the OS and Netscape was the browser. For searches Lycos and Excite,
for our HTML pages, Netscape Composer.
Then a search on "abba
hillel silver" would find about 200 pages.
such a search will find more than 40,000 pages. To see for yourself,
We show our first page, below.
By 2006 many pages were outside of the life and work of Rabbi
Abba Hillel Silver.
In January 2007 there was a new Home page and a domain name: ClevelandJewishHistory.net
Our Home page would soon feature our first contributed section: the
30+ page memoir by Dr Louis Rosenblum z"l on the movement to free Soviet Jewry.
This was our
Home page style for the years 2010 to mid-2014.
New sections included Confirmations by Bud Weidenthal, Herb
Ascherman's Rabbis, family pictures from Bill Joseph, Sam and Minnie
Klausner from Tetiev, pages on Rev. Tzvi Hirsch Masliansky, Cemeteries, Nate
Arnold's Virtual Tour and Rabbi Israel Porath.
In mid-2014 we expanded our
Home page and started our Photo Gallery.