American Jewish desk reference : [the ultimate one-volume reference to the Jewish experience in America] /

Corporate Author: American Jewish Historical Society.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Random House, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
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A sample of subjects covered in American Jewish Desk Reference 1585        The first known Jews to step on American soil, Joachim Gaunse,                  Lands on Roanoke Island 1656        Congregation Sharith, although not yet allowed to worship in a synagogue                  in New York City, buys the first American Jewish cemetery site. 1777        New York grants full political rights to Jews 1871        The first Hebrew weekly in America is published. 1907        Physicist Albert Michelson is the first American Jew to win the Nobel                 Prize 1915        The predominantly Jewish Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union strikes                 to reduce the twelve-hour workday 1923        The first Hillel Foundation is established at the University of Illinois 1927        Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern's Showboat debuts 1928        Hadassah's membership peaks at over 37,000 women 1944        Center-fielder Tiby Eisen joins the All-American Girls Professional                 Baseball League 1947        Arthur Miller's All My Sons wins the New York Drama Critics Circle Award 1948        William Paley creates CBS TV 1949        Mel Brooks leaves the Catskills to write for Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" 1952        Harold Ross founds The New Yorker 1954        Sammy Davis, Jr., converts to Judaism 1962         Theodore H. White wins a Pulitzer Prize for The Making of the          President 1967        American Jews raise more than $317.5 million to support the Six-Day War 1970        Bella Abzug is the first woman elected to Congress on a woman's rights/ peace platform 1971        The first female rabbi in America, Sally Priesand, is ordained 1986        Elie Wiesel is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1990        The rate of interfaith marriages among Jews rises to 52% 1993       Stephen Spielberg's Schindler's List is released 1997       Woody Allen sets a new record with 13 Academy Award nominations for screenwriting Excerpted from American Jewish Desk Reference: The Ultimate One-Volume Reference to the Jewish Experience in America by American Jewish Historical Society Staff All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.