A History of Jewish Youngstown and the Steel Valley

jewish-history-coverFounded in the Mahoning Valley during 1837, a tiny settlement of secular German immigrants grew into one of the most influential centers of Jewish life in the Midwest. Home to nationally renowned rabbis and Zionist firebrands alike, the community produced an astonishing array of leaders in an impressive range of fields throughout the twentieth century. This notable legacy ranges from the entertainment juggernaut of Warner Brothers to the Arby’s fast food empire and prominent Youngstown Sheet & Tube, among many others. Authors Thomas Welsh, Joshua Foster and Gordon F. Morgan trace the unique history of one of Ohio’s oldest Jewish communities from its humble beginnings into the challenging climate of the new millennium.

Available for pre-order – books will be shipped after May 22.
Cost: $21.99 plus shipping and handling.


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Books will be available for in person local sales & pickup on Tuesday, May 23 at The Arms Family Museum and Tyler History Center. To reserve a copy for local purchase and pickup please email your name, phone number and number of books desired to lrich@mahoninghistory.org.  Please do not email credit card information.