Ever notice that suburbia and science fiction star in Steven Spielberg’s movies? That’s partly because the filmmaker spent his teenage years in Phoenix, Arizona.
Grandma Rose was cranky till the day she died. It was only later that Deborah Kolben discovered that her tough-as-nails grandmother from Texas was a bleeding heart revolutionary.
Did you know that Neiman and Marcus were Dallas retail pioneers — or that two Jews had ties to the JFK assassination story? Here are 11 other things about the Lone Star State.
What kind of place is West Virginia for an aspiring young Jew? Turns out, for Marc Bailes it was perfect. There, in a shul of 10 people, he found his Jewish identity.
What’s it like to teach Jewish history in Wilmington, North Carolina, a sweltering Bible Belt town? Jarrod Tanny offers a few unexpected vignettes from a clash of cultures.
Ever since a Jewish metallurgist set foot in North Carolina in 1585, the Tar Heel state has been home to a diverse community. And it’s got the annual Kosher Barbecue Competition.
When Madeleine Kunin was elected the first female governor of Vermont, few cared she was Jewish. It wasn’t so simple when she became ambassador to Switzerland.
Growing up among Catholic friends in Maryland, Jennifer Gilmore wanted to be part of that community. But even after receiving communion, she still felt like an outsider.
From one of America’s most beloved ice cream brands to a ‘lost shul,’ the Green Mountain State has more Jewish influences that one might think — including maple syrup.
Ever since the first Jewish resident settled in Maryland in 1656, the state has been home to a dizzying array of famous Jews.