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Sarah Halpern ’08: Caring for their Own: Jewish Community of Rochester 1920-1945 and the Development of New American Jewish Identity

By Upstate Institute on July 1, 2008

Submitted to the Department of History

Nestled along Erie Canal in upstate New York, Rochester hosted the second largest Jewish population in the state of New York by 1940 with over 30,000 Jews. Halpern’s paper explores this community in two ways. Read more