Double Book Launch at Sabes JCC

Join the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM) for the Minneapolis launch of two books covering the South Dakota experience!

Eric Steven Zimmer’s The Question is “Why?”: Stanford M. Adelstein, a Jewish Life in South Dakota tells Stanford Adelstein’s story of family, faith, business, politics, and philanthropy. It provides new perspectives on recent American and world history and on the lives of Jewish people in rural places. And, arriving when many Americans are questioning our democracy’s durability, it inspires all who hope to improve their communities, their country, and the world.

Deadwood’s Jewish Pioneers; A Gold Rush Odyssey by Anne Stanton, based on original research, takes an extensive look at the background, and presents some of the Jewish personalities who helped stabilize and develop this frontier. Framed as an historical journey, with much original material drawn from newspaper accounts, and illuminated by historical photographs, this book is filled with absorbing stories that bring the pioneering Jews of the Black Hills Gold Rush to life. Their stories should not be allowed to vanish into the ether.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Reception to follow.


September 9
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest


Sabes JCC
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road,
St. Louis Park, MN United States
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