Chicago S Jewish West Side

Chicago s Jewish West Side PDF
Author: Irving Cutler
Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions
ISBN: 9781531638931
Size: 74.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 130
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For nearly half a century, the greater Lawndale area was the vibrant, spirited center of Jewish life in Chicago. It contained almost 40 percent of the city's entire Jewish population with over 70 synagogues and numerous active Jewish organizations and institutions, such as the Jewish People's Institute, the Hebrew Theological College, and Mount Sinai Hospital. Its residents included "King of Swing" Benny Goodman, Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, journalists Irv Kupcinet and Meyer Levin, federal judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, civil rights attorney Elmer Gertz, Eli's Cheesecake founder Eli Shulman, and comedian Shelley Berman. Many of the selected images come from the author's extensive collection. This book will bring back memories for those who lived there and retell the story of Jewish life on the West Side for those who did not. No matter where the scattered Jews of Chicago live now, many can trace their roots to this "Jerusalem of Chicago."

Chicago S Jewish West Side

Chicago s Jewish West Side PDF
Author: Irving Cutler
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738560151
Size: 59.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 127
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For nearly half a century, the greater Lawndale area was the vibrant, spirited center of Jewish life in Chicago. It contained almost 40 percent of the city's entire Jewish population with over 70 synagogues and numerous active Jewish organizations and institutions. This book will bring back memories for those who lived there and retell the story of Jewish life on the West Side for those who did not.

Jewish Chicago

Jewish Chicago PDF
Author: Irving Cutler
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 143961010X
Size: 63.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 128
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For many years Chicago had the third largest Jewish population of any city in the world. Through the medium of historic photographs, this book captures the remarkable evolution of the Jewish people of Chicago, from their immigrant beginnings in the 1840s to their present-day communities. It is a story of the cultural, religious, economic, and everyday life of Chicago’s Jews. These pages bring to life the people, events, neighborhoods, and institutions that helped shape and transform today’s Jewish community. The photos and maps, culled from the author’s and other collections, paint a vivid and informative picture of Chicago Jewry. In addition to recalling the early immigrant German and later Eastern European Jews, this book delves into Jewish neighborhoods including the West Side, South Side, North Side, suburban communities, and Maxwell Street, a neighborhood which produced such prominent Jews as musician Benny Goodman, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, Admiral Hyman Rickover, community organizer Saul Alinsky, and CBS founder William Paley. Chicago Jews have also made contributions to the city and the nation in the arts, commerce and industry, government service, entertainment, and labor, including seven Nobel prize winners. The images show Jews as peddlers and sweatshop workers as well as successful business entrepreneurs and professionals.

Midstream

Midstream PDF
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Size: 58.94 MB
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Category : Jews
Languages : en
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Index To Jewish Periodicals

Index to Jewish Periodicals PDF
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Size: 15.81 MB
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Category : Jewish literature
Languages : en
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An author and subject index to selected and American Anglo-Jewish journals of general and scholarly interests.

Labor S Heritage

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Size: 10.36 MB
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Category : Labor literature
Languages : en
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Born On The 4th Of July

Born on the 4th of July PDF
Author: BEATRICE MICHAELS SHAPIRO
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 149182333X
Size: 14.92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : un
Pages : 150
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Beatrice Michaels Shapiro’s book is a memoir of an extraordinary woman who despite decades of hardship and tragedy, including her unremitting devotion to her two developmentally disabled sons, managed to become an accomplished writer of numerous moving and poignant newspaper and magazine articles and books. In a collection of short articles and a few poems, she depicts with a very observing eye, milestones in her life as well as her thoughts and feelings about society. She describes her life in the Winfield Sanitarium at the age of six, of growing up in a lower income family in an Eastern European Jewish neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, of her mother’s hilarious Yiddish sayings and proverbs, of her great fondness for her immigrant parents and of their Passover Seders. As a teenager she and a few school friends were very bold and successful autograph seekers. Later she recalls her 40th high school class reunion and the nostalgia it evoked. But the decades included a long and difficult struggle nurturing her two handicapped sons and teaching the younger one to read. Shapiro’s excellent style of writing and her crisp storytelling leads to a most touching account of the life of a most dedicated and talented woman. Dr. Irving Cutler Author of The Jews of Chicago Professor Emeritus, Chicago State University

Near West Side Stories

Near West Side Stories PDF
Author: Carolyn Eastwood
Publisher: Lake Claremont Press
ISBN: 9781893121096
Size: 41.13 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 355
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Describes life in Chicago's Maxwell Street area, a community of Italian, Jewish, African American, and Mexican neighborhoods, and the struggle to save it and the Maxwell Street Market.

Books On Trial

Books on Trial PDF
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Size: 78.81 MB
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Category : American literature
Languages : en
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The Jews Of Chicago

The Jews of Chicago PDF
Author: Irving Cutler
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252021855
Size: 34.91 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 315
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Shows the growth and development of the Chicago Jewish community from its Old World roots to the present