A Sketch of the History of the Jews in the United States

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1903

The author traces the history of Jews in America from the first communities in New Amsterdam (New York) and Newport, Rhode Island in 1654-5 to the state of American Jewry in 1902. He discusses Jewish settlement in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia and (eventually) in every other American state and territory which existed as of 1902. He discusses distinct groupings of Jewish immigration; patterns of Jewish acculturation and employment; prominent American Jews; Jewish participation on both sides of the Civil War, and service in the Spanish-American War; the introduction of Reform practices to American synagogues, and orthodox opposition to this movement; the development of Jewish educational institutions and methods; American Zionist activity; and the development of prominent Jewish organizations.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Immigration, Orthodox Judaism, Acculturation, Community Development, Jewish Organizations, Religious Denominations, Military Service

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 4

Page Number(s): 63-77

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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A Sketch of the History of the Jews in the United States. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1903: 63-77. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5452


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