16 2021

How The Jews Won The West, Part 6

10:30AM - 11:30AM  


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Did you know the Jews over time conquered the Wild West? Learn about the various Jewish settlements in each of the western states. How did they set up Jewish communities, deal with Shabbat, kashrut, synagogue, clergy, and religious education? Were there any Jewish gunslingers or Indian Chiefs? You bet there were!

Topics covered:

  • The Jews Who Tamed the West
  • Iowa
  • Alexander Levi and Abraham Slimmer
  • Utah and Hawaii
  • When Yiddish Cowboys Roamed
  • A Black Jew Founded San Francisco