A History of Jewish Connecticut

A History of Jewish Connecticut

Mensches, Migrants, and Mitzvahs

eBook - 2010
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During the Revolutionary War, Sephardic Jews fled British-occupied New York to become the first Jewish families in Connecticut. This long Jewish history is explored in a collection of essays by historians and community members across the state, from colonial times and the role Jews played in the Civil War to memories of summer nights at Lebanon's Grand Lake Lodge and Danbury's Lake Waubeeka. Join editor Betty N. Hoffman and company as they recount tales of Kid Kaplan, the "Meriden Buzz Saw," who became boxing's 1925 Featherweight Champion of the World; the Lender family, who "bagelized America"; and the graceful personal service of Marlow's Department Store in Manchester to reveal a fascinating and intimate portrait of Jewish Connecticut.

Publisher: Charleston : The History Press, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781614232445
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (157 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Hoffman, Betty N.


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