America prides itself on being a melting pot, and for more than a century virtually unrestricted immigration filled the country with residents from around the world. But war, racism and the fear of radical political movements led to legislation that drastically limited immigration from WWI to the 1960s.
Learn more about the historical forces that closed the nation’s doors and the impact that legislation had on ethnic and national groups who sought refuge here, with Case Western Reserve University professor and editor of The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, Dr. John Grabowski.
This program is part of the 2014-2015 Cleveland Jewish History and Public Policy Series co-sponsored by Cleveland Jewish News Foundation, The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University, Teaching Cleveland Digital and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
“Cleveland’s Land of Promise: Rockefeller Park and the Jewish Community” by Sean Martin 2010
Courtesy of Sean Martin, Associate Curator for Jewish History at the Western Reserve Historical Society
“MEMORIES OF JEWISH CLEVELAND: REFLECTIONS ON OUR RICH HISTORY”
with professor, author and noted Cleveland historian
John J. Grabowski, Ph.D.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Mandel Building
Memoir from Leon Wiesenfeld, Cleveland Jewish journalist from the early 20th century.
The link is here (14mg file)
Envisioning the Future of Jewish Cleveland:
an Interview with Stephen Hoffman
Interview by Dan Moulthrop, CEO Cleveland City Club
January 14, 2015
Sponsored by Siegal Lifelong Learning, the CWRU Jewish Alumni, the Cleveland Jewish News Foundation, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Teaching Cleveland Digital
State of Jewish Cleveland 2014: Interview with Steven Hoffman, President of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Interviewed by Bob Jacob, Managing Editor of the Cleveland Jewish News
January 22, 2014
Presented by: Cleveland Jewish News Foundation, Teaching Cleveland Digital, and Siegal Lifelong Learning
From the Cleveland Jewish News January 24, 2012. Updated June 19, 2012