Looking for a Chanukah gift? Consider the latest book on the Jewish Community, Jewish Louisville: Portrait of a Community. Authored by Dr. Carol Ely and published by the Jewish Community Federation, it incorporates information from earlier books, Unity in Community, by Clarence Judah and Adath Louisville, by Herman Landau, and brings the history of the community up to its publication date in 2003.
The memorial introduction pays tribute to the Charles and Marian Weisberg family, generous supporters of the project. The family becomes the prototype of many people who lived in the city and became leaders, active members of both the general and Jewish communities.
The odyssey begins by introducing the reader to the Jewish businessmen who financed Daniel Boone’s adventure into western Virginia (now Kentucky). This is followed by information about others who settled in the city and made their contributions. The work is completed by giving us those in leadership today.
The book is well written, easy to read, concise, but not hurried. It is profusely illustrated and well-captioned. Many readers will recognize family members, familiar buildings and “old hang-outs”.
In Jewish Louisville, we see our past, our present and our future. All bode well for the community.
This is a “must-have” book for every Jewish home. The community is indebted to the author, supporters and patrons and all who contributed to its success.
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