12 2021

How The Jews Won The West, Part 1

10:30AM - 11:30AM  


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Did you know the Jews over time conquered the Wild West? Learn about the various Jewish settlements in each of the western states. How did they set up Jewish communities, deal with Shabbat, kashrut, synagogue, clergy, and religious education? Were there any Jewish gunslingers or Indian Chiefs? You bet there were!

Topics covered:

  • A Golden Age of the Wild West
  • Western Humor and Jewish pioneers
  • Jewish Connection to Wyatt Earp
  • California: here we come
  • Establishing community and synagogue