Alaska

Max Gruenberg: Longtime Jewish Lawmaker of Alaska

Max Gruenberg Values Codes I – H – E – P   Max Gruenberg was born in 1943 in San Francisco He attended Stanford University and the Law School of UCLA. While at UCLA, Max Gruenberg founded the Alaska Law Review. While a legislative assistant to Senator

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

Reuben Goldstein  Values Codes I – E – L   Reuben “Robert” Goldstein was born in 1831 in Russia.   Along the way . . . As a youth, Reuben Goldstein went to London to work in the fur trade. Reuben Goldstein then moved on to Canada.

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

David Shirpser Values Codes I – E – L – P   David Shirpser was born in 1827 in Thorn, Poland. He had five brothers and two sisters: Isadore, Adolph, Herman, Leopold, Louis, Rosalia, and Cecelia.   Along the way . . . . Around 1850, Shirpser

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

Yael Rozenstain Values Codes I – E – L   Yael Rozenstain was born in 1888 in Norinck, Ukraine. There, he attended cheder and grammar school. In 1896, Yael Rozenstain moved to Odessa, where his father had a job in the fishing industry. In Odessa, Yael was able

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Robert and Jessie Bloom: Jewish Pioneer Couple of Fairbanks, Alaska

Robert and Jessie Bloom Values Codes I – E – L – P   Robert Bloom was born in 1878 in Siaulie, Lithuania. Jessie Spiro Bloom was born in 1887 in Dublin, Ireland.   Along the way In 1895, Robert Bloom,after nine years in Dublin, Ireland, arrived at

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

Isadore (Ike) Bayles Values Codes I – E – L – P   There was no one more committed to the welfare of his community than Ike Bayles and the community benefitted from his talents.    Isidore Bayles was born in Libau, Lithuania in 1876, the youngest

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