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Jewish West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia has a unique history of Jewish settlement dating back to 1849 when the first Jewish organization in the state, a Jewish burial society, was established by a small group of German Jewish immigrants in the city of Wheeling. From modest beginnings, Jews settled in t...
Historic Synagogues of Philadelphia & the Delaware Valley
In 1740, Nathan Levy—one of the first Jewish residents ofPhiladelphia—requested a plot of land to give his child a Jewish burial. This plot on Spruce Street became the first Jewish communal cemetery and marked the beginning of organized Jewish life in the colonial city. Throug...
The Synagogues of Central and Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey
Pennsylvania has one of the largest and oldest organized Jewish Communities communities in the United States. Jews of Sephardic origin settled in what was to become the “Keystone State” in the early eighteenth century, though there were some Jewish traders in the area during t...