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Family of strangers : building a Jewish community in Washington State

Author: Molly Cone; Howard Droker; Jacqueline Williams
Publisher: Seattle : Washington State Jewish Historical Society, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Family of strangers draws on hundreds of newspaper accounts, articles, and oral histories to provide the first comprehensive account of Washington States̕ Jewish residents. The first Jewish immigrants came in a small trickle during the middle of the nineteenth century, and then in larger numbers during the open-door era that stretched to 1924. They included Ashkenazim primarily from the cities, towns, and shtetls of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Cone; Howard Droker; Jacqueline Williams
ISBN: 0295982977 9780295982977
OCLC Number: 50920650
Description: xiii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Central European Pioneers --
Eastern European Pioneers --
Sephardic Pioneers --
Unity, Division, and Friction --
First Organizations --
First Congregations --
Seattle's Jewish Neighborhood --
Art, Music & Theater in the Early Years --
An Obligation to Study --
More Than a Basket of Food --
The Crisis Years --
The Fourth Wave of Immigration --
Postwar Growth --
Expanding Religious Life --
Arts in the Postwar Years --
Epilogue: A Look Beyond the 1970s.
Responsibility: Molly Cone, Howard Droker, and Jacqueline Williams.
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Provides the comprehensive account of Washington State's Jewish residents. This book presents regional politics, neighborhood histories, local responses to the plight of Europe's Jews during World  Read more...

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A compelling narrative that brings to life the aspirations, accomplishments, and struggles of myriad individuals, families, and congregations. * Montana: The Magazine of Western History *

 
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