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Filson Friday - A History of the Jewish Press in Kentucky

  • Fri, Jul 9, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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Sponsored by Dinsmore Private Client and Family Wealth Planning.

Newspapers and magazines have long provided minority communities with opportunities for communication and cohesion. The Ohio Valley region has played a significant role in the development of the national Jewish press in the United States beginning with the publication of The Israelite newspaper in Cincinnati in 1854 and culminating in the widely circulated National Jewish Post and Opinion—an Indianapolis paper with Louisville roots.  This talk explores the role Kentucky played in this regional and national story, surveying a century of local Jewish papers and magazines from the YMHA Chronicler and the Spokesman to The Kentucky Jewish Post and Opinion, and the commonwealth's current Jewish newspaper since 1973, Community—recently digitized by the Filson Historical Society. 

Dr. Abby Glogower is curator of Jewish Collections and Jewish Community Archives at the Filson Historical Society. 

Date & Time

Fri, Jul 9, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Filson Historical Society
The Filson Historical Society, founded in 1884, is a privately-supported historical society dedicated to preserving the history of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley Region.