The Jewish Community of South Philadelphia

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For many Jewish immigrants to America, Philadelphia's row houses provided an instant community of neighbors where they were able to combine the traditions of the Old World with newAmerican ideals. In their flight to a new land and a new life, Jewish immigrants found a place to call home in South Philadelphia. This unprecedented collection of images celebrates the people and places of this community, from their struggles to their triumphs and the family bonds that provided their strength along the way. The Jewish Community of South Philadelphia is a tribute to tradition and pride that will serve as a valuable tool in teaching the history of Jewish immigrants in America. Join Allen Meyers in this exploration of the past that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
ISBN: 9780738549552
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A well-known community leader and local historian, Allen Meyers has given tours of the Jewish communities in the Delaware Valley for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of Gratz Hebrew College in Philadelphia, and he combines a carefully researched text with remarkable images of life in South Philadelphia. Depicted in this collection are the traditions preserved from life in Eastern Europe, such as the observance of the Torah and the bonds of marriage and extended families. Discover the fascinating stories behind the Jewish community and their unique place in American history.
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