The Jewish Community of the North Shore

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The Jewish Community of the North Shore captures the vibrant history of Jewish immigration, entrepreneurship, and community life north of Boston. The first major influx of Jewish immigrants to the region came in the late nineteenth century as eastern Europeans fled oppression and persecution in search of a new life in the land of freedom and promise. Many Jews found work in the tanneries of Peabody, known worldwide as the Leather City, and in the shoe factories of Lynn, while others ran their own businesses, including kosher butcher shops, newspapers, and retail trade stores in Salem and Beverly. Culled from the impressive archives of the Jewish Historical Society of the North Shore, this rare compilation pays tribute to the Jewish immigrants who settled north of Boston and their descendants who became prominent business, spiritual, and community leaders.
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ISBN: 9780738513294
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Alan S. Pierce and Avrom J. Herbster serve on the board of directors for the Jewish Historical Society of the North Shore. Herbster is also ritual committee chair of Congregation Sons of Israel in Peabody. Pierce and Herbster grew up in the same neighborhood in South Peabody and have been friends since childhood.
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