Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

         


Our March meeting will be held on
SUNDAY,
March 3, 2019
starting at 1:30 PM
at Park Synagogue East
Men's Club Board Room
27500 Shaker Blvd
Pepper Pike

 

Peter J. Haas
Abba Hillel Silver Professor Emeritus
Case western Reserve University

The Clubs: What Excelsior and Oakwood
tell us about Jewish Life in Cleveland

In 1872 about two dozen Jewish business men, excluded from other clubs in Cleveland, met to form their own social club. The result was the Excelsior Club which hosted Jewish high society life in Cleveland for the next nearly 60 years. Due to changing social, demographic and financial factors, the Excelsior Club voted in 1930 to end its separate existence and to merge into the newer suburban Jewish club, Oakwood. This Oakwood Club continued to be an important part of the Cleveland Jewish community until it was dissolved in 2010 and its membership combined with Mayfield Sand Ridge Country Club.

This talk will focus on what can we learn about the social history of our community from the character, trajectories and experiences of these two institutions. We shall also focus on how these clubs throw light on larger trends that were shaping North American Jewry.

Peter Haas

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2019 Meeting Schedule

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 1:30 pm at Park Synagogue East
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 1:30 pm at Park Synagogue East

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Save the Date
2019 IAJGS Annual Conference
in Cleveland
July 28 - August 2, 2019