American Jewish Experience Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus on April 19, 2016


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

  • “New Hampshire’s first Jews were William Abrams and Aaron Moses, who arrived in Sanbornton in 1693. Portsmouth’s Jewish presence dates to 1789, with the arrival from Prussia of Abraham and Rachel Isaac, kitchenware merchants.” Learn more about Jewish New Hampshire via Esther Hecht’s article for Hadassah Magazine.
  • “‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Has Yet Another Cast Recording, And It’s Glorious.” Such is the verdict of Gabriela Geselowitz for Jewcy.
  • The soon-to-open San Francisco International Film Festival is “replete with Jewish artists and personalities,” writes Michael Fox for j.
  • Celebrating Passover, resort-style, is the focus on this New York Times article by Mark Oppenheimer.
  • But if you’re staying home for the holiday, and you’re of Ashkenazi extraction, the Conservative movement has recently approved some big culinary changes. Over on the Forward, Liza Schoenfein explains.