Publisher description for A history of Jewish Connecticut : mensches, migrants, and mitzvahs / edited by Betty N. Hoffman.


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During the Revolutionary War, Sephardic Jews fled British-occupied New York to become the first Jewish families in Connecticut. This long Jewish history is explored in a collection of essays by historians and community members across the state, from colonial times and the role Jews played in the Civil War to memories of summer nights at Lebanon’s Grand Lake Lodge and Danbury’s Lake Waubeeka. Join editor Betty N. Hoffman and company as they recount tales of Kid Kaplan, the “Meriden Buzz Saw,” who became boxing’s 1925 Featherweight Champion of the World; the Lender family, who “bagelized America”; and the graceful personal service of Marlow’s Department Store in Manchester to reveal a fascinating and intimate portrait of Jewish Connecticut.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Jews -- Connecticut -- History.
Jews -- Connecticut -- Social conditions.
Connecticut -- Ethnic relations.