Jewish Community of Dayton

Jewish Community of Dayton

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Drawing from select archives and family collections, over 150 years of Dayton's Jewish history comes to life.


Since the arrival of approximately a dozen German-Jewish immigrants in the 1840s, the Jewish community of Dayton has actively contributed to the betterment and welfare of the "Gem City." Jewish Community of Dayton recalls forgotten stories of Arthur Welsh, the first Jewish airplane pilot; orphan turned social reformer Rabbi David Lefkowitz; Golda Meir's impassioned 1948 visit on behalf of the new Jewish state; and opera star Jan Peerce giving the final performance of his career with the acclaimed Beth Abraham Youth Chorale. This book illustrates how Dayton's Jews have responded and adapted to challenges ranging from the Great Flood of 1913 to resettlement of immigrants throughout the 20th century, from sacrifices for the state of Israel to activism in the civil rights era.



Author: Marshall Weiss
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Published: 07/16/2018
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.50w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781467129176