Oxford Circle: The Jewish Community of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Oxford Circle: The Jewish Community of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Allen Meyers
     
 

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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. Serving more than one hundred thousand Jewish residents at its height, Northeast Philadelphia consisted of ten distinctive neighborhoods, including Feltonville,

Overview


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. 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. During the twentieth century, thousands of Jewish families were attracted to the area by the houses built along Roosevelt Boulevard for soldiers returning home from World War II. Welsh Road catered to younger families, and wealthier families resided along Bustleton Avenue and Fox Chase and Verree Roads. Today, the influx of strictly orthodox Jewish residents has given rise to a third generation of Jewish life in Northeast Philadelphia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738536217
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/27/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,159,230
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author


Oxford Circle is Allen Meyers's sixth book on the Jewish neighborhoods of Philadelphia. A graduate of Gratz Hebrew College and a local historian, he is invested in a lifelong project to document the city's Jewish history.

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