Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives document the lives of Jewish communities in Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Western Wisconsin. Materials include personal papers, photographs, family scrapbooks, and publications, as well as business records of companies, organizations and synagogues. The archives, formerly held by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, have moved to the University of Minnesota Libraries and have grown in size. They are open to the public; appointments are encouraged. For information on the collections or how to donate materials to the archives, visit lib.umn.edu/umja.
Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
Mailing Address: Eloise and Elliot Kaplan Family Jewish History Center
4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Executive Director: Robin Doroshow, email@example.com
Development Director: Juliana Sellers, firstname.lastname@example.org
For over 37 years, JHSUM has collected and preserved stories of the Jewish people of the Upper Midwest. Materials are made available through programs, exhibits, high-quality publications and online at jhsum.org. The society encourages individuals to donate personal stories, documents, photographs and artifacts to its collections. Join today! JHSUM is a partner agency of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and the St. Paul Jewish Federation. Like us at: facebook.com/jhsum. (Also see listing for the Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.)
Co-Chairs: Dorothy Marden, 612-339-1768, email@example.com; and Annalee Odessky, 952-544-5423, firstname.lastname@example.org
The group exists to explore and remember our roots, and to keep our language alive through history, literature, music, news, films and our life stories. This is a friendly, “heymish” group, and all levels of ability are welcome. Most of our programs are in Yiddish, but English is spoken as well. In-person meetings have been suspended for COVID-19 safety; normally we meet one Sunday a month at the Sabes JCC, September through May, with a winter break — no meetings January or February. Members receive mailed flyers of the various events. All programs are open to the public. Yiddishkeit at its best. All programs include a nosh and schmooze. Membership is $15 a year for JCC members, $20 a year for all others, or $5 per guest per meeting. Price varies for special concerts based on venue or artists.
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