Indexes for Western States Jewish History Journals

Western States Jewish History — parent of the Jewish Museum of the American West — has published four journals per year for 50 years.

Much of the material in the Jewish Museum of the American West comes from our vast library of articles researched over five decades.

While our Museum Exhibits are limited in scope, researchers, family members, and genealogists can have access to the complete articles by ordering back issues of Western States Jewish History.

Special Note on Back Issues

All requests for back issues should be made to Henry Hollender, Bookseller.*

843 24th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94121

1-800-275-8777  or 415-407-1498

*We no longer handle back issues at WSJH or through this website.


Western States Jewish History Journal

50 Year Index

Volumes 1 through 50

There are three different indexes, each starting with Volume 1, Number 1 (October 1968) and continue through Volume 50, Number 3/4 (Spring/Summer 2018).

Index #1 is organized by the main person of the listed article.

Index #2 is organized by the general location of the listed article and is used when a main person is not listed.

Index #3 is for special Double and Triple Length Special Issues.

Always check Index #1 first for research purposes.

In a few cases, articles are listed twice, in different issues, in a given index. Through the years, WSJH has reached into its past to produce special issues. For example: Volume 27, Number 3 (April 1995) is a special issue on California, Earthquakes, and Jews. Many earlier articles were selected and updated, where appropriate, by Rabbi Dr. William M. Kramer.

Volume 28 Numbers 3 & 4 and Volume 29, Number 1 were special issues on the Sephardic Jews of the West. Many of the chapters of these three volumes also came from earlier articles in WSJH, and many were revised or up-dated by Rabbi Dr. Kramer.

Index #1 Person Index

Indexed by last name

A – B        C -D        E – F        G – H        I – J       K        L        M

N – O        P – Q – R        S        T – U – V        W – X – Y – Z

Index #2 Location Index

Go to Master Table of Contents for “Location” Index


Alaska, Arizona & Arkansas

California – General

Los Angeles Area A – M

Los Angeles Area N – Z

San Diego Area & Southern California General

San Francisco Area A-M

 San Francisco Area N – Z

Northern California  General

Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho & Illinois

Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana & Nebraska

Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon & South Dakota

Texas, Utah, Washington & Wyoming

Midwest-General, Northwest General, Southwest General, Western States General, United States General

Canada, Mexico & Pacific Rim

Index #3 for Special Double and Triple Length Issues/Books

List of all Double & Triple Length Special Issues/Books