Presenter: Vivian Kahn
Format: Download MP4 video file of Slides with synchronized audio
The first Jewish settlers in Cleveland arrived from Saros megye in about 1849 after the failed uprising against the Hapsburgs. By 1863, the community established the Hungarian Aid Society to assist the growing number of immigrants and three years later they founded B?nai Jeshurum, the first congregation of Hungarian Jews in the United States. The session will explore the roots of Cleveland?s Hungarian Jewish community, its contributions to the community and its notable members. The speaker?s paternal and maternal ancestors were among Cleveland?s Hungarian Jewish settlers.