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 Loussac became the second Jewish Mayor.
        • Ernest Gruening was Governor of the Alaska Territory from 1939 to 1953.
        • After statehood, Ernest Gruening was elected to the United States Senate, serving between 1959 and 1969.



Isadore (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

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

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

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

Max Gruenberg: Longtime Jewish Lawmaker of Alaska

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

Colonel Solomon Ripinsky: Jewish Educator and Civic Service Pioneer of 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