Germans vs. Russians: The Origins of Chicago’s Organized Jewish Community 1859–1923

Tobias Brinkmann spoke about Chicago’s Jewish community from the founding of the United Hebrew Relief Association in 1859 to the creation of Jewish Charities of Chicago in 1923, a time when organizations that served “German” (Central European) Jews merged with those that served “Russian” (Eastern European) Jews.

Sunday, April 21, 2013