(US) Jews in the "Wild West" #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

AISH has published an interesting article on "Jews in the Wild West" and how
Jews helped shape the American Frontier. In 1878, a survey by the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations the article states - there were 230,257 Jews
living in the United States, there were only 21,465 in 11 western states and
territories-although there are some who believe the number is understated.
There are stories about Jews in a number of the western territories and
states that may be of interest. To read the article see:
http://www.aish.com/jw/s/Jews-in-the-Wild-West.html?s=mm

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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