We Knew Who We Were: Memories of the Minneapolis Jewish North Side DVD
An affectionate portrait of the Jewish time and space the was the North Side – a beautiful bridge that carried a community from the shtetls of the Old World to the suburbs of the New World. Now digitally remastered with bonus features including extended scenes, a present-day neighborhood tour and a spirited rendition of the North High rouser, We Knew Who We Were is a classic example of the American Jewish experience as well as one that relates to the experience of all immigrant communities.
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Upper Midwest Jewish History Journal
JHSUM publishes a biennial journal called Upper Midwest Jewish History. Journal copies are available for purchase through JHSUM.
Jewish Scrap Stories from the Upper Midwest
Upper Midwest Jewish History Vol. 7
Hot off the press! Our latest journal- Jewish Scrap Stories from the Upper Midwest is now available. The journal accompanies our Scrap Stories exhibit which is currently on display in the Tychman Shapiro Gallery at the Sabes JCC in Minneapolis, MN. Order your copy today! All new members receive a complimentary copy join today!
About our exhibit: Learn how the barely tolerated Jewish junkman, who picked up everything from bones and bottles to rags and iron, became a leader in the Green Revolution. You may find your grandparents’ story here. Produced by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. On display in the Tychman Shapiro Gallery & Shared Walls Exhibition Areas from April 3rd- May 26, 2016.
Who Knew? Stories from the Archives was a run away bestseller and we are sold out. New Members will receive a copy of Prairie Perspectives: Our Jewish Veterans Remember World War II.
From the Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota History Magazine:
The Fall 2011 issue of Upper Midwest Jewish History (journal of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest,volume 6) is, simply put, a gem. Who Knew? Stories Unearthed from the Archives is a riveting and engaging collection of first-person accounts that should serve as a model for how to use archival material. With the power and immediacy that only a personal story can deliver, the many short entries merge to tell a larger story- and show that no community speaks with one voice. Editor Linda Mack Schloff has arranged these highly diverse pieces into seven chapters that allow for a wide range of topics: Privileged and Not So Privileged, Greater Minnesota, The Dakotas, Urban Neighborhoods, Creating Community, Contesting Community, and Community Responses to Outside Forces. Her clear and informative introductions to each entry provide the context that enables readers “with no knowledge of the speaker or topic to follow along.
Who Knew? Stories from the Archives is now available online. Click here to download. To be sure you don’t miss the next one join or renew today!
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Prairie Perspectives: Our Jewish Veterans Remember World War II
Upper Midwest Jewish History Vol. 5
The culmination of a three-year World War II Oral History Project, this book-length journal is the first-ever compilation of Upper Midwestern Jewish World War II experiences.
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Contains four personal accounts of immigration and settlement. Essays include: Holy Moses by Beryl Bearman Gordon, The Tenenbaum Family by Morris Tenenbaum, An Early Account of the Schochet Family by Philip Schochet and History of the North Dakota Jewish Community by Isadore Papermaster.