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Jan Meisels Allen

Fordham University which is a Catholic Jesuit University on New York City, has a Jewish Student Organization. One of the their undergraduates received a grant to collect Bronx Jewish Oral Histories. “During the first half of the 20th century Judaism was the dominant religion in the Bronx. A yearbook filled with mostly Jewish last names is one of more than 100 pieces in Fordham University's growing Bronx Judaica collection.

"The idea is to show how Jews lived, not just the formal institution but where they went to a restaurant, what florist they used for a wedding, what meat they bought from a Kosher company.”

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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee