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Northeast Ohio Jewish History is a public Facebook group about Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Jewish history. Facebook users can see all content. Members may post (with post approval) and comment and can get notifications of new posts. 

This group aims to:

   Share what's new, good, or hard to find
      (Includes announcing this website's new pages.)
   Help 'citizen historians' in their research and
   Expand the audiences for historical materials.

The group started in December 2017 as Jewish History Hub. We celebrate our birthday on the first night of Hanukkah, for the word means "dedication".

Arnold Berger  Administrator

Guidelines for posts
  1. Until approved, your post will be visible only to you and our group administrators.

  2. Posts should be relevant, respectful and informative. No political or commercial posts.  

  3. Pictures must be accompanied by several lines of information, plus credit to the source of the image.

  4. OK to share a relevant post made on another open group. No invitations to join another group.

  5. History research requests are welcome. Explain what you are doing and what sources you've already tried. Sorry, no family research questions.

  6. Event announcements are welcome if in our area of interest and within two weeks of the event or its registration deadline.

  7. Posts in the name of a member group must be personally signed.

  8. To contact the administrator, email

Northeast Ohio Jewish History Group Picture

About the seven images in the collage

1840 Oldest document. Jews petition for a section of the city's Erie Street Cemetery.
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1894 - Oldest building. East 55th and Central. Home of Tifereth Israel
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1926 - The Klausner family in Sam & Minnie's new home in Glenville.
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1938 - Leon Wiesenfeld, Yiddish journalist and community activist.
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1958 Leading rabbis, Israel Porath (Orthodox) and Abba Hillel Silver (Reform), were good friends.
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1965 - 1750 Euclid Avenue, first building owned by our Cleveland Jewish Federation. Demolished December 2015.
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1970s - Solomon's Restaurant and Delicatessen at Cedar Center. Our most visited post to date (5.6K views).


1840 petition - scanned in the City Council Archives by Arnold Berger
Willson Ave Temple - old picture postcard found on eBay
Sam and Minnie Klausner family - from the family, collected by Carol Schonberg
Leon Wiesenfeld - Merging Traditions p 103 (WRHS)
Rabbis Porath and Silver - from Hannah Porath
Federation building at 1750 Euclid Avenue - photo by Lauren Pacini 
Picture postcard in the Walter Leedy Collection in Cleveland Memory at CSU