Ari Shapiro Connects Current Immigration Stories To Jewish Experience

Ari Shapiro remembers the kosher meat truck. Once a month, a freezer truck from Chicago would pull into the Fargo, N.D., synagogue parking lot where his family and other Jewish families would collect their monthly supply of kosher meat. The NPR All Things Considered co-host describes the Fargo Jewish community as “really tight” and says […]

JHSUM Celebrates 35 Years On Sept. 8

On Sunday, Sept. 8,  the community can see firsthand one of North America’s largest archive of materials documenting Jewish immigration to the United States. It is all buried within two giant caverns below a 30-foot layer of 500-year old limestone at the University of Minnesota Elmer L. Andersen Library on the U of M West […]

Dr. Linda Mack Schloff Research Award Deadline Approaching

Interested in coming to use collections at the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives but live outside the Twin Cities? Consider applying for the Dr. Linda Mack Schloff research award! Funds of up to $1,400 are available for researchers located outside the Twin Cities to use on travel expenses. The deadline for applying […]

We need your St. Paul Artifacts and Photos!

JHSUM is seeking artifacts, photos and records related to the Jewish communities and institutions in St. Paul from the early 1900’s through the 1960’s. This is for our comprehensive St. Paul Jewish History Project. Please tell us what you have at [email protected]

Dr. Linda Mack Schloff Research Award Fund Deadline Approaching

The Schloff research award, provided by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, allows visiting scholars funding assistance for research in the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.  The fellowship is available for a single, continuous research trip to scholars who reside outside the Twin Cities metropolitan region.  Funds of […]