Jews of Oakland and Berkeley
From the time the Jewish people of Oakland first settled in that city, they have developed their own institutions and style. Starting with the purchase of land for a cemetery in the 1860s, they created a robust and unique lifestyle. Throughout the 20th century, Jews in Berkeley have contributed both cultural and intellectual elements that resonate through American Jewish life. Building on the work of the founders and expanding from a local society to a regional population, the Jews of the East Bay continue to serve as a model for Jewish life through their innovative programs and commitment to service.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738570334
: Arcadia Publishing
: 07/20/2009
: California
: Images of America
: 186 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Frederick Isaac is an independent scholar in Berkeley. He is the archivist of Temple Sinai, the oldest synagogue in the East Bay, and the author of a history of the Reform movement. In Jews of Oakland and Berkeley he has used archival material from the Judah Magnes Museum in Berkeley, as well as images from numerous institutions and private collections to illustrate both the community's impressive past and its vibrant present.
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