Jewish Immigrants And Business In Chattanooga Dinner/Talk Is Thursday

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga invites the Chattanooga community to a dinner and talk about the impact of Jewish immigrants on Chattanooga’s business community. This informational dinner compliments the current exhibit at the Jewish Cultural Center Main, Market & Beyond: Yesterday’s Local Jewish Merchants.   

Max Brener and Wes Hasden, exhibit committee members, will present their research following a traditional dinner of cabbage rolls. The dinner/talk will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road.  

The cost to attend is $10 per person.  Make a reservation by calling 493-0270 ext. 10 or email rsvp@jewishchattanooga.com.

Immigrant Jewish peddlers came to the Chattanooga area in the 1800’s.  Having become financially stable, many peddlers established businesses primarily along Main and Market Streets, and throughout the Greater Chattanooga area. Exhibit Committee members have done research, and volunteers have interviewed descendants of some of the area’s pioneer Jewish business owners to compose the oral histories used in the exhibit.  Brener and Hasden will trace this history. Event attendees are encouraged to view the exhibition. 




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