Philadelphias citywide book club has a new read for next year, as the public library of philadelphia announced its selection for 2018s one book, one philadelphia program. The jewish community of northeast philadelphia was created by the relocation of secondgeneration eastern european jews from the neighborhoods of strawberry mansion and south, north, and west philadelphia. In addition to monument to six million jewish martyrs, there are five more elements that make up the memorial. The jewish war veterans died on battlefields and in prison camps, on boats sunk by enemy fire, in planes shot out of the sky, but rabbi lance sussman knew only their names two dozen, inscribed on a bronze plaque in the corner of a chapel at reform congregation keneseth israel in elkins park. His very popular book jew got questions was published by feldheim in 2014. Jewish bookstores and gift shops archives jewish federation. Alice hoffman comes to town for the one book, one jewish community kickoff event. Receive updates on community events, school news, restaurant updates, and much more.
The jewish community of northeast philadelphia was created by the. Elkins park rabbi finds the untold stories of jewish war. Jewish life in philadelphia, 18301940 by murray editor. To them is due, in a great measure, the success of the hospital. The jewish federation of greater philadelphia welcomes the participation of jews across the religious spectrum, interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. A introduction to judaism for everyone judaism is a world unto itself, encompassing rituals, ideas, and thousands of years of history. Mar 05, 2008 prior to 1900, hardly any jews lived south of washington avenue. The first jewish hospital in philadelphia originated in a suggestion of abraham sulzberger, who insisted in 1864 that a hospital was an urgent necessity in the community and that steps should be taken at once to secure the funds necessary to establish one.
In the row homes of south philadelphia, there once stood more than one hundred active shuls synagogues. One book, one jewish community proudly presents its 20192020 selection the world that we knew by alice hoffman. Jewish store in northeast philadelphia philadelphia, pa. Jewish resources historical society of pennsylvania. There were upward of 200,000 jews in the city by 1915. Discoveries from philadelphia libraries, an exhibition at the university of pennsylvania. Crossing well defined boundaries was dangerous for the immigrants. Lubavitch of center city 527 lombard street philadelphia, pa 19147 usa rabbi yochonon goldman. Resources include materials from published materials, manuscript materials, and graphics. Philadelphia jewish life, 19402000 temple university press. She is seeing some of her memories come to life in this book, viewing one familiar place after another. Serving more than one hundred thousand jewish residents at its height, northeast philadelphia consisted of ten distinctive neighborhoods. Rabbi yehoshua yeamans leads bnai israel ohev zedek, one of five orthodox shuls in the area. Jpg one book, one jewish community was founded in 2006 to engage readers from across greater philadelphia in books.
One book, one jewish community kick off event jewish. One book, one philadelphia is a project of the free library of philadelphia. As an ancient city, philadelphia was not as ancient as many of the other cities of asia minor. Join allen meyers in this exploration of the past that will be enjoyed for generations to come. The special collections research center is very pleased to announce the opening of making the renaissance manuscript. Cochran history of business collection, built by a temple business school faculty member. A large conservative jewish community in the heart of philadelphia, with extensive childrens programming. Once in philadelphia, they rebuilt their lives learning to integrate into a new country while still maintaining their cultural roots and religious customs. Alice hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including the world that we knew, the rules of magic, the marriage of opposites, practical magic, the red garden, the oprahs book club selection here on earth, the museum of extraordinary things, and the dovekeepers. The barnes foundations impressive collection features more cezannes than in all of france.
Native south philadelphian david berg paints a picture of the ritual and culture of the synagogue, wondrous in a childs eye, where jewish immigrants socialized, observed, and organizedoften af yidish in yiddish. The world that we knewby alice hoffmankickoff event and booksigning with. Sep 07, 2012 in general, the jewish community doesnt know that its connected to south philadelphia. She spent a decade going back and forth between washington, d. A sizeable number of russian jewish immigrants stayed in philadelphia and settled in the jewish quarter. Entry for philadelphia the 1901 jewish encyclopedia one of 8 bible encyclopedias freely available, this encyclopedia is a descriptive record of the history, religion and customs of the jewish people. The jewish federation of greater philadelphia is committed to providing essential resources during the international crisis caused by the covid19 coronavirus. 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. Jewish book award winners have philadelphia ties jewish. One book, one jewish community was founded in 2006 to engage readers from across greater philadelphia in books that speak to diverse aspects of jewish identity and community. It was an amazing show of support for israel from our philly friends. Alice hoffman comes to town for the one book, one jewish.
The jewish community of south philadelphia images of. Jpg one book, one jewish community was founded in 2006 to engage readers from across greater philadelphia in books that speak to diverse aspects of jewish identity and community. The jewish history of philadelphia these people left their homelands for a variety of reasons in search for better opportunities. By kareen hartwig as chair of the 20152016 one book, one jewish. The city of philadelphia is the site of one of the. One day university with the jewish exponent philadelphia sunday, october 06, 2019 10. A guide to philadelphia jewish resources at the historical society of pennsylvania, including resources on genealogy, synagogues, and cemeteries. This unique program was created at jewish outreach partnership now jewish learning venture by debbie leon, who currently leads programs for youth and supplemental. We are coordinating with all jewishaffiliated organizations, schools, synagogues and agencies in the region to assess and address emerging needs. And decades earlier, for her book on the history of conservative judaism, she conducted archival research into the jewish exponent.
Jewish exponent 2100 arch street 4th floor philadelphia, pa 19103 215. One book, one jewish community proudly presents its 20192020 selection. During these difficult times of covid19, we are offering all new registrants to 90 days of complimentary valueadded services which includes complete search access. To do so, they had to navigate us immigration barriers. One book, one jewish community book discussion jewish.
Philadelphia jewish link receive our email updates. Its an extraordinary story, not least because it was on the initiative of one jewish couple, gil and eleanor kraus, who left a comfortable philadelphia home to rescue 50 children from naziheld vienna. Ninth annual one book, one jewish community kickoff jewish. Find jewish center in northeast philadelphia, philadelphia, pa on yellowbook. A fairly homogenous community of approximately 12,000 in 1880 was inundated by 15 times its number within 35 years.
Handbook for soviet jewish immigrants in philadelphia. All 54 locations of the free library of philadelphia. The jewish history of philadelphia historical society of. The once and future cityone jewish philadelphians odyssey dan rottenberg notes about the.
The jewish federation of greater philadelphia welcomes the participation of jews across the religious. If youve been curious about jewish learning but didnt know where to start, this is the place for you. One book, one philadelphia, philadelphia, pennsylvania. Philadelphia the 1901 jewish encyclopedia bible encyclopedia. Created in 1922, the barnes foundation originated with dr. This guide book largely focused on helping new soviet jewish immigrants adapt to the changes between the soviet union and philadelphia which meant that the bulk of space in the book was dedicated to explaining places to go for legal trouble. When immigrant steamers from liverpool would arrive, trains of the pennsylvania railroad backed down onto the piers of the american line to whisk away immigrants on their journeys to chicago and places out west. The earliest jewish resident of philadelphia of whom there is any record was jonas aaron, who was living there in 1703 the most prominent member of the jewish belief in the early history of the colony was isaac miranda. Other shuls include ahavas torah, beth medrash harav, a sefardi minyan, and a chabad. The jewish community of south philadelphia images of america.
This unique program was created at jewish outreach partnership now jewish learning venture by debbie leon, who currently leads programs for youth and supplemental education teachers at gratz college. Nor is the jewish experience often included in the narrative of south philly, one of americas great polyglots weve simplified into a giant little italy. Albert barnes mission to foster cognitive development through new approaches to education and to heighten criticalthinking and problemsolving skills through the study of art. This true book of heroism describes the mountain of problems jewish american lawyer gilbert kraus and his wife eleanor kraus faced when trying to bring 50 jewish children from austria which hitler had made part of germany in 1939. Horwitzwasserman holocaust memorial plaza visit philadelphia.
In general, the jewish community doesnt know that its connected to south philadelphia. Author mike silver has done an impressive job in digging up a chapter in american sports that virtually has been forgotten, and shows that the term jewish boxer is not an oxymoron. Wolf as president in 1878, and has served in that capacity ever since. Six rectangular pillars, in memory of the six million jews killed by nazi germany and its collaborators, sit on one side of the plaza. One day university with the jewish exponent philadelphia. Our warm and welcoming community is dedicated to reaching outto inviting jews of all backgrounds to. In 1681, when william penn gained possession of the land that bears his name, there must have been several jewish settlers in the southeastern portion. The city was addressed as one of the seven churches in the book of revelation rev 3. Learn about ne philadelphia at the ou jewish communities fair on april 30. We are coordinating with all jewish affiliated organizations, schools, synagogues and agencies in the region to assess and address emerging needs. One book, one philadelphia fosters reading, literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue citywide.
Celebrating its 18th season, one book, one philadelphia is a signature program of the free library that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. The jewish quarter of philadelphia was hemmed in by the poles and the irish to the east, by african americans to the west and italians to the southwest and, to the south, by the irish. If you require special accommodations, please contact us, and we will make every effort to meet your needs. The city of philadelphia in asia minor was an important and wealthy trade center in ancient lydia that retained its importance until late byzantine times. The jewish community of south philadelphia allen meyers. Partners with jewish federation of greater philadelphia. Read this book and over 1 million others with a kindle unlimited membership. Apr 20, 2017 learn about ne philadelphia at the ou jewish communities fair on april 30. The last source i really want to talk about is the handbook for soviet jewish immigrants in philadelphia. Alice hoffman will be interviewed by jane eisner of columbia university, an awardwinning journalist and former editor of the forward sunday, november 17, 2.
The philadelphia holocaust remembrance foundation announced that it has joined forces with two other nonprofit associations to create holocaust education week from april 2024. Philadelphias concern for national jewish undertakings was virtually overwhelmed by the east european immigration, which began to pour into the city toward the end of the 19 th century. Kickoff event and booksigning with alice hoffman at gratz college. Bnai abraham chabad bnai abraham strives to continue the traditions of our founders who followed the orthodox understanding of jewish rituals and jewish life. The world that we knewby alice hoffmankickoff event and book signing with alice hoffman at gratz collegealice hoffman will be interviewed by jane eisner of columbia university, an awardwinning journalist and former editor of the forward. Serving more than one hundred thousand jewish residents at its height, northeast philadelphia consisted of ten distinctive neighborhoods, including feltonville, oxford circle, tacony, and mayfair. Large numbers of jewish immigrants arrived from europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and many brought yiddish with them. Starting with the first recorded jewish resident in 1701, philadelphia has one of the oldest and largest jewish populations in the united states. Prior to 1900, hardly any jews lived south of washington avenue. The jewish community of south philadelphia by allen meyers. The jewish hospital is one of the bestequipped and bestmanaged institutions in the united states. The righteous among the nationsa program of one book. Our warm and welcoming community is dedicated to reaching outto inviting jews of all backgrounds to gather together with us for study, prayer and friendship.637 1550 804 1157 26 789 296 1389 1086 1486 551 1160 1078 560 1200 609 122 141 30 1408 529 1556 1051 90 508 531 1001 1181 741 779 619 691 301 1135 1367 254 75 528 77