Jews of Scranton, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Jews of Scranton, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Arnine Cumsky Weiss, Darlene Miller-Lanning
     
 


For one hundred fifty years, the Jewish residents of Scranton have contributed to the vitality of the city. In the nineteenth century, Jews immigrated to Scranton from Germany and eastern Europe, and Russian resettlement families arrived during the twentieth century. As merchants and manufacturers, they sold diamonds and groceries and produced dental supplies and…  See more details below

Overview


For one hundred fifty years, the Jewish residents of Scranton have contributed to the vitality of the city. In the nineteenth century, Jews immigrated to Scranton from Germany and eastern Europe, and Russian resettlement families arrived during the twentieth century. As merchants and manufacturers, they sold diamonds and groceries and produced dental supplies and ginger ale. They achieved recognition as doctors, lawyers, publishers, financiers, soldiers, and sailors. Dignitaries and scholars, such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Elie Wiesel, have been their guests, and they have hosted personalities and pop stars, such as Miss America and the Mouseketeers. Most consistently, the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reformed congregations of Scranton have established synagogues and community centers, maintaining a commitment to their faith and families that extends to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738537153
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/02/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


This lavishly illustrated volume was authored by Arnine Cumsky Weiss, a sign-language interpreter and author, and Darlene Miller-Lanning, gallery director at the University of Scranton.

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