Avondale History Lecture Series: Jewish Avondale by Dr. Karla Goldman
For members of the Jewish community of Cincinnati in the early twentieth century, Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhood was a site of transition and possibility. Immigrants who had arrived from Russia and Eastern Europe over the previous few decades were increasingly finding their way in the new world. In Cincinnati, this meant taking the streetcar to Avondale.
The former synagogue buildings that still populate Reading Road and Forest Avenue today offer glimpses of the vibrant Jewish social, religious, and communal fabric that filled this neighborhood from the 1920s through the 1950s. In this talk, Dr. Goldman will explore this distinct era when the streets of Avondale were home to a very American way of being Jewish and a very Jewish way of being American.
Sponsor: Proudly sponsored by The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Center for the City at UC, and JCB