"To seek the Peace of the City" Jewish Life in Charlottesville

A Program of the Jewish Arts and Culture Tasiforce of the Hillel Jewish Center at the University of Virginia, in partnership with Congregation Beth Israel of Charlottesville and the Albemarle County Historical Society.

Carol Ely Project Director

Jeffrey Hantman, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia

Phyllis Leffler, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia Principal Researchers

David Chack Director, Hillel Jewish Center at UVa

Daniel Alexander Rabbi Congregation Beth Israel

Melinda Frierson Director, Albemarle County Historical Society

Oral History interviews were conducted with: The Honorable Louis Oberdorfer, Amelia Belber, Barry Blumberg, Barbara Leterman Fletcher, Joan Nusbaum, Jane Leterman Frieden, Helaine Rotgin, Tillie Kobre Miller, Faye Kobre, Harold Monroe, William and Elizabeth Mopsik Sager, Milton and Rosemae Cohen, Harry and June O'Mansky, Sylvia Horwitz, Ralph and Libby Cohen, Robert Goldsten, Helen Hecht, Nancy Arnette

Thanks to: Bill Sublette, Betty K. Simon, Alice Lieberman, and The Honorable Joshua and Estelle Robinson

This exhibition is based on original research and the published work of: Lewis Feuer, Nancy Willner, Rabbi Jacob Marcus, Philip Bruce, James Alexander, John Hammond Moore, Eli Evans, Louis Ginsberg, and others. For research help, thanks to the Research Department, Monticello, and the Special Collections Department of Alderman Library, University of Virginia

This exhibit has been made possible by the generous support of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.

Previous research on this topic, for the exhibit Jewish Life at Mr. Jefferson's University, February 1993, and this exhibit, was made possible by grants from: the Office of the Provost of the University of Virginia, Mr. Edward Elson, the B'nai B'rith Hillel Irving and Sarah Pitt Institute, Mr. Mortimer Caplin, Mr. Albert Small, and the North American Jewish Students Appeal.

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