Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Creating American Jewish History In Columbus, Ohio

Posted By Ann Rabinowitz

Toby Brief, Project Director, Cindy McLaughlin, Project Archivist & Archivist, Columbus Jewish Historical Society, and Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz, American Jewish Legacy

The Columbus Jewish Historical Society (CJHS) in Columbus, OH, is sponsoring two simultaneous exhibits:

FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE PRAIRIE: 350 YEARS OF KOSHER & JEWISH LIFE IN AMERICA, 1654-2004

This traveling exhibit is coming to Ohio for the first time. It documents the life and kosher traditions of Jews who came to America. It was created by American Jewish Legacy .

LEGACY 2010: 170 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE IN CENTRAL OHIO, 1840-2010

This exhibit was created from memories, treasured family artifacts and contributions of Columbus Jewish families from the earliest days of settlement. The exhibit is a truly collaborative effort of many in the community. The hope was that visitors to the exhibit would visit and contribute their family histories and information which would then be added to the Columbus Jewish Historical Society Archive.

A calendar of all events associated with the exhibits can be seen here. There is no charge to see the exhibits. However, some of the special events do have a charge. Group tours can be arranged by contacting the CJHS office at 614-238-6977, history@tcjf.org or Toby Brief, Project Director, tbrief@hotmail.com.

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