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Seeking Shalom In The Old Eighth Ward - With Biography Of Dr. Rabbi Nachman Heller, Drew Hermeling, Digital Harrisburg Jan 2019

Seeking Shalom In The Old Eighth Ward - With Biography Of Dr. Rabbi Nachman Heller, Drew Hermeling, Digital Harrisburg

Look Up, Look Out

The Old Eighth Ward was the center of Harrisburg’s Litvak–or Lithuanian Jewish–community prior to the Capitol expansion. While an older German Jewish population was already thriving in the city, the newly arriving Litvak found it difficult to integrate with the pre-existing community. Two synagogues were therefore founded in the ward, Kesher Israel and Chisuk Emuna. The presence of both of these congregations serves not only as a testament to the vibrancy of the Jewish community, but also the diversity among these co-religionists.


Haymarket To The Heights: The Movement Of Cleveland's Orthodox Synagogues From Their Initial Meeting Places To The Heights, Jeffrey S. Morris Jan 2014

Haymarket To The Heights: The Movement Of Cleveland's Orthodox Synagogues From Their Initial Meeting Places To The Heights, Jeffrey S. Morris

Cleveland Memory

This document traces the movement, growth and demise of the small neighborhood synagogues, or shuls, established by newly-arrived Eastern European Jews in the Haymarket area as they migrated to the eastern suburbs.