The Dakotas Jewish Pioneers

Joseph Nudelman: Jewish Farm Community Leader of North Dakota

Joseph Nudelman Values Codes I – H – E – L   Joseph Nudelman was born in 1844, in a small village outside of Odessa, Russia. His parents were Mordecai and Edith Nudelman Joseph was educated in Jewish schools to read and understand Jewish texts, and spoke both

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Some Early Jewish Pioneers of North Dakota, Before 1900

Some Early Jewish Pioneers of North Dakota, before 1900   The following Early Jewish Pioneers of North Dakota were found in articles about Reverend Benjamin Papermaster. We hope that visitors to the Jewish Museum of the American West will contact us to both add to this list

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“Reverend” Benjamin Papermaster: North Dakota’s Jewish Spiritual Leader

“Reverend” Benjamin Papermaster Values Codes  I – H – E – L – P   Benjamin Papermaster was born in 1860 in Anolova, near Lovno, Lithuania, then part of the Russian Empire. Rabbi Benjamin Papermaster received his smicha (rabbinic ordination) at the age of 18. Papermaster was

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The Franklins’ Fine Home in Deadwood: An Historical Marker

The Franklins’ Fine Home in Deadwood   From the Historical Marker Below . . . .   Harris Franklin, his wife Anna, and son Nathan arrived in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, in 1877. A Jewish immigrant from humble beginnings, Harris Franklin earned his fortune through the wholesale liquor

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Deadwood’s Hebrew Hill (Mt. Zion) Cemetery Historical Marker

Deadwood’s Jewish Cemetery, Hebrew Hill   From the Historical Marker Below . . . . Deadwood is recognized as the site of the first organized Jewish Community in South Dakota. On August 28, 1892, the Hebrew Cemetery Association became the first organization to purchase a section of

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Jewish American Pioneers & Deadwood Historic Marker

Jewish American Pioneers & Deadwood, South Dakota   From the Historical Marker Below . . . . Jewish American Pioneers significantly contributed to the commercial development and establishment of responsible government in Deadwood. Gritty Jewish Westerners, such as Saul Star, arrived with his business partner Seth Bullock

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