Jews of Rhode Island: 1658-1958

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Although the fact is seldom recognized, Jews have been a part of the American experience since the early colonial days. They brought to these shores skills and traditions that America has welcomed and rewarded. They have made major contributions to this country's social, scientific, and cultural fabric. Despite their small numbers, the Jews of Rhode Island can claim two governors and many lawyers, physicians, scientists, manufacturers, businessmen, artists, and educators in state history. The Jews of Rhode Island 1658–1958 is the first comprehensive pictorial history of the Rhode Island Jewish experience. It provides a broad sweep of the first 300 years of Jewish history in Rhode Island beginning with the very first Jewish settlers in Newport in 1658 and includes images of their lives in all parts of the state.
ISBN: 9780738590158
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association has compiled a fascinating collection of photographs that chronicles the Jewish families, neighborhoods, synagogues, businesses, and hospitals in the state. Most of the photographs have been drawn from the archives of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association, which was founded in 1951 and is the oldest local Jewish ethnic society in continuous operation in the United States. This volume is a wonderful testament to the passion and strong religious values that drive this important community.
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