Alaska Exhibition Hall

 Alaska Exhibition Hall

Alaska Postcard

        • Jewish fur traders from San Francisco came to Dawson City, Alaska in 1898.
        • Lewis Gerstle provided transportation to the Yukon river during the Gold Rush on his steamboat.
        • Jews Pioneers in Nome, Alaska formed the Nome Hebrew Benevolent Society in 1901.
        • Robert Bloom founded the Jewish community of Fairbanks in 1904.
        • David Leopold was elected Mayor of Anchorage and Zachary Lusac became the second Jewish Mayor.
        • Ernest Gruening was Governor of the Alaska Territory from 1939 – 1953.
        • After statehood, Ernest Gruening was elected to the United States Senate, serving between 1959 and 1969.



Isidore (Ike) Bayles, Jewish Pioneer Clothing Merchant and a Founding Father of Anchorage, Alaska

Robert and Jessie Bloom, Jewish Pioneers of Fairbanks, Alaska

Leopold David, Jewish Civil Servant & the First Mayor of Anchorage

Reuben Goldstein & Family, Pioneer Jewish Fur Traders and Merchants in Juneau, Alaska

“Colonel” Solomon Ripinsky: Jewish Educator and Civic Service Pioneer of Alaska

Lewis Gerstle: Jewish Pioneer of the Alaska Commercial Company and San Francisco Benefactor

William David Gross, Jewish Pioneer of the Alaskan Movie Theater Business

Zachary Joshua Loussac, Jewish Pharmacist, Philanthropist, & Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska

Yael Rozenstain, Jewish Pioneer Merchant Determined to Get Rich in Alaska

David Shirpser, Early Jewish Pioneer of the California Gold Country, British Columbia, Alaska and Los Angeles

Max Gruenberg, Long Time Jewish Lawmaker of Alaska