This volume gathers an array of voices to tell the stories of Cleveland's twentieth century Jewish community. Strong and stable after an often turbulent century, the Jews of Cleveland had both deep ties in the region and an evolving and dynamic commitment to Jewish life. The authors present the views and actions of community leaders and everyday Jews who embodied that commitment in their religious participation, educational efforts, philanthropic endeavors, and in their simple desire to live next to each other in the city's eastern suburbs. The twentieth century saw the move of Cleveland's Jews out of the center of the city, a move that only served to increase the density of Jewish life. The essays collected here draw heavily on local archival materials and present the area's Jewish past within the context of American and American Jewish studies.
This book consists of 72 short lively essays covering topics as diverse as mustard and the Yellow Cab Company. Each essay touches on issues that have helped define the community and is accompanied by an historical image and a contemporary color photo. Importantly, A to Z, is much more than a book. It is a bridge to the “on line” history of our community. Dozens of QR codes accompanying the articles allow readers to access the ever growing body of local history available on historically vetted websites. Whether it’s the odor of “Vinegar Hill” or the emerald necklace that comes with residence in our community, this new work will help build an understanding of why our city is what it is.
Celebrating America’s favorite cities and landscapes, this series combines historic interest and contemporary beauty. Cleveland Then and Now features fascinating archival photographs contrasted with specially commissioned, full-color images of the same scene today. A visual lesson in the historic changes of the nation's greatest landscapes and a captivating look at how time changes the world we live in.