Saturday, June 30, 2018
Cultural History of Jews in California: The Jewish Role in American Life (Jewish Role in American Life: An Annual Review) Paperback – December 16, 2009 by William Deverell (Author), Bruce Zuckerman (Foreword) (Purdue University Press)
The aim of this collection of essays is to stress the cultural aspects of the Jewish experience of coming to, and living in, the Golden State. The contributors explore how the Jews who settled in California helped shape the state's culture and were, in turn, molded by cultural influences that were uniquely Californian. While this volume looks at the Jewish experience in California in general, particular emphasis is placed on Southern California where the Casden Institute, originators of The Jewish Role in American Life series of annual reviews, is based. The collection presents choice snapshots of how life developed and changed for Jews in California as California itself evolved and grew.