Nebraska Jewish Pioneers

Moses D. Pass, Pioneer Jewish Physician and Drugstore Owner of Nebraska

Moses D. Pass Value Codes: I-E-L   Moses Pass was born in Zhitomir, Ukraine in 1861.   Along the way . . . . Moses Pass came to New York, in 1882. He was a bookbinder at the time. In 1895, Pass was naturalized as an American […]

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Congregation B’nai Jeshurun: The South Street Temple of Lincoln, Nebraska – Its Early Years

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun: The South Street Temple   In 1884, Isaac Friend came to Lincoln, Nebraska to make his home and engage in business. He found no organization of any kind to represent its few Jewish residents. Isaac Friend gathered together a few of the town Jewish residents […]

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Noteworthy Jewish Pioneers of Omaha, Nebraska, 1864+

  Noteworthy Jewish Pioneers of Early Omaha, Nebraska Leopold May Meyer Hellman & Aaron Cahn Edward & Andrew Rosewater Max & Julius Meyer Each of the above have separate Exhibits. Click in their names to be taken to their Exhibits.   Merchants Henry Siegal Henery Siegal was born […]

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Temple Israel: Nebraska’s First Synagogue – The Early Years

Temple Israel of Omaha – The Early Years   The first Jewish High Holy Day Services were held in 1867  with 20 attendees. The following year, 1868, Khela B’ni Israel was formed (informally) and held High Holy Day services at the Masonic Hall. Isaac Frank was President and Samuel M. Levy […]

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The Pioneer Meyer Brothers of Omaha, Nebraska, 1866+

The  Meyer Brothers: Max, Julius, Adolph & Meyer Values Codes – I-E-P   Omaha was Booming in 1867. “15,000 residents and transients. 20 churches. 3,000 attending. 127 saloons attracting more than the churches.” —Omaha Morning Bee 7/21/1867.   The Meyer Brothers were born in Bromberg, Prussia. They arrived […]

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Edward & Andrew Rosewater: Jewish Pioneers of Omaha, Nebraska

Edward & Andrew Rosewater Values Codes – I-E-L-P   Edward Rosenwasser was born in Bukovan, Bohemia in 1841   His parents, Herman and Rosalia Rosenwasser and their 11 children emigrated to the United States and settled in Cleveland OH in 1853.   Along the way At the age of 16, […]

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