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“Two Cities, One Story” is a new online series where the Rauh Jewish Archives partners with a Jewish archive in another city to tell one story from American Jewish history.
The first installment will take place on Friday, June 12, at 10 a.m. Told in collaboration with Jeremy Katz of the Cuba Family Archives at the Breman Museum in Atlanta, it will look at the life of Rabbi Jacob Rothschild.
“Jack,” as he was known locally, was a Pittsburgh boy who grew up at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. After joining The Temple on Peachtree Street in Atlanta in 1943, he became a leading Jewish figure in the Civil Rights Movement, working alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others. He fiercely advocated for Civil Rights from the pulpit, leading to an infamous bombing of his synagogue in 1958. Although there were thankfully no fatalities, it was one of the worst acts of antisemitic violence in America history, up to that point.
Using materials from the archives in Pittsburgh and Atlanta, we will follow the path of Rabbi Rothschild’s education, apprenticeship, and legendary career.
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Two Cities, One Story: Rabbi Jacob Rothschild

Friday, June 12 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives