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Chicago Jewish History
Chicago Jewish History
Learn more about the history of Jews in Chicago by exploring these suggested resources:
Books and Periodicals Available in the Asher Library
- Bregstone, Philip P. Chicago and Its Jews: A Cultural History. Philip P. Bregstone, 1933.
- Chicago Jewish History. Chicago: Chicago Jewish Historical Society, 1989—current.
- Cutler, Irving. The Jews of Chicago: From Shtetl to Suburb. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996.
- Cutler, Irving. Chicago's Jewish West Side. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 2009.
- Chicago Sinai Congregation: A Pictorial History. Chicago: Chicago Sinai Congregation, 1986.
- History of the Jews of Chicago. Ed. Hyman L. Meites. Reprint of 1924 ed. Chicago: Chicago Jewish Historical Society, 1990.
- Faith & Form: An Exhibition. Chicago: Spertus College Press, 1976.
- The Sentinel's History of Chicago Jewry, 1911-1986. Chicago: Sentinel Pub. Co., 1986.
- The Shaping of a Community: The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Ed. Rhoda Rosen. Chicago: Spertus Press, 1999.
- Sorkin, Sidney. Bridges to an American City: A Guide to Chicago's Landsmanshaften, 1870—1990. New York: P. Lang, 1993.
- Synagogues of Chicago. Chicago: Chicago Jewish Historical Society, 1991.
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LC Call Number:
BM 225 C5
Spertus Digital Resources
- Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago — This series of intimate exhibits on Chicago Jewish history draws from the Spertus collections; an online gallery shows highlights from past and current chapters
- The Sentinel — Digitized issues of the Chicago Jewish weekly that published 1911-1949
- The Sentinel Presents 100 Years of Chicago Jewry (1948)
Digitized special edition of the Sentinel from 1948 [PDF}
- The Chicago Jewish Community Blue Book (1918)
Digitized directory of organizations, their officers and membership, published in 1918 by The Sentinel Publishing Co. [Internet Archive]
- Chicago Radical Jewish Elders Project — Selected videos from the project directed by Stanley Rosen which consists of interviews with more than 100 activists in labor unions, socialist and communist groups, and other radical causes (to come)
- Cutler, Irving. Jews. The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society. 2005.
- Chicago Jewish History. JUF: Shalom Chicago. Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.
See Also — Jewish Genealogy Subject Guide