On Common Ground. The Boston Jewish Experience 1649–1980

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Ellen Smith.


Martha Katz-Hyman, Ellen Spencer.


Boston, Mass., USA, 1980. Booklet, 44 pp., illustrations: 58 b&w, 28.2 × 27 cm. English.


Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Opening: 1 December 1980)


330 years of Jewish participation in the history and life of Boston. Predominantly documentary and domestic items, but also including a selection of ceremonial objects. Four main categories framed the exhibition: 1. Before Community: The Colonial Period, 2. From the Old World to the New, 3. Acculturation (including Yiddish Culture, Education, and Religion), and 4. Boston and Beyond (the Jewish community as a vital force). Brief descriptive entries. 198 items.

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BesamimCandlesticks/CandelabraChallah knivesEtrog containersHanukkah lampsHistorical photographsHoly Land souvenirsHoly Land souvenirs, olive woodKiddush cupsOmer calendarsPesach platesPortraitsPrints, synagoguesRimmonimSynagogues, BostonSynagogues, United StatesTassTorah mantlesTzedakah boxes/containersUnited StatesYadYiddish

Other venues

Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Mass., USA (1 February–26 April 1981); Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City, USA (12 May–31 July 1981) (photographic panels only); Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, Newton, Mass., USA (September–November 1983)

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