AJE Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus on July 26, 2016


Welcome to the latest installment of “American Jewish Experience Around the Web.” In these posts, we share some of the most compelling items we’ve discovered online lately that address American Jewish Experience (AJE).

  • Jewish-studies professor Robert Schine “has traced the first organized Jewish congregation in Vermont to 1867,” notes Lisa Wangsness for the Boston Globe, in an article that focuses on the growing, vibrant Jewish community in the resort town of Stowe.
  • Meantime, to the north (and west): “the Saskatoon Jewish community – despite its isolation in the middle of the vast Canadian prairies – is alive and thriving.” See this Canadian Jewish News piece for a fuller picture.
  • And for still another geographical approach: Greater Hartford is the focus of Moment magazine’s latest Jewish Routes feature.
  • In other news: Carly Meisel, a student at George Washington University in DC, “is the engine behind Brooklyn Sandwich Company, a glatt kosher food truck that rolled onto the capital’s streets for the first time earlier this month. She aims to serve kashrut-concerned fellow George Washington University students, as well as young professionals working in the city’s central core.” Renee Ghert-Zand reports for The Times of Israel.
  • And also from the groves of academe: for Lilith magazine, Alice Sparberg Alexiou delves into her mother’s past at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (and learns a bit about what it is to be Jewish there now, too).

Which recent AJE finds have you found especially compelling? Please share.