Enter your email address to get our weekly email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life.
my account customer service shopping bag: 0 items
  Albums/Picture Books


Albums/Picture Books
Jewish Americans
Author: Hasia Diner
Publisher: JD



  Product Description
The story of the Jews in America is a story of struggle, faith, and hope. From those first 23 Spanish and Portuguese refugees from Brazil who stepped onto the soil of North America in 1654 to the present, Jewish immigrants, like all other immigrant groups, came to America to escape persecution and hardship, and to make a better life for their families. Today the United States boasts the largest Jewish population in the world.

The first Jews to arrive in America, in colonial times, were the Spanish Sephardic Jews. But today the great majority of Jews in America are descended from the millions who emigrated from Russia, Poland, and other eastern Euopean countries from 1880 to 1920 when one third of all the Jews in eastern Europe sought asylum in America.

The nineteenth century Jewish immigrants established a vibrant culture that blended Jewish traditions and American ideals. The entrepreneurial skills of the simple peddlars and merchants of the eastern European Jews flowered in America, and from coast to coast Jewish immigrants prospered.

Jewish Americans: The Immigrant Experience explores life in the Jewish communities of America's major cities and rural towns. How the immigrants adjusted to the life that awaited them, and subsequently contributed to our nation's politics, arts, commerce, finance, industry, and labor is celebrated in thoughtful prose and more than 200 dramatic photographs, many reproduced in four-color. America has changed for the better because they came.
9 5/8 x 13 in., 240 pages

Need Help? If you need assistance or information, please contact us
Call 1-877-758-3242 or info@judaicaenterprises.com
Helpful Site Links Shipping Information    Return Policy  
© 2020 JudaicaEnterprises.com All rights reserved   privacy & security policy | customer service           design & hosting by SpotlightDesign
Judaica Enterprises is an independent online store and is not directly affiliated with Chabad.org. Purchasing items from our Store is solely a transaction between you and Judaica Enterprises, other than the honorarium we receive when you make your order through our website. Please contact Judaica Enterprises for any questions you may have with the content of the store or status of your orders.