Judaism

Chicago's Jewish West Side

Location

3500 W. Douglas Blvd (former site of the Jewish People's Institute)
IL Chicago
United States
41° 51' 46.1952" N, 87° 42' 46.2744" W
US
Catalog Number: 
book, Chicago's Jewish West Side
Date: 
2009
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For nearly half a century, the greater Lawndale area was the vibrant, spirited center of Jewish life in Chicago. It contained almost 40 percent of the city's entire Jewish population with over 70 synagogues and numerous active Jewish organizations and institutions, such as the Jewish People's Institute, the Hebrew Theological College, and Mount Sinai Hospital. Its residents included "King of Swing" Benny Goodman, Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, journalists Irv Kupcinet and Meyer Levin, federal judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, civil rights attorney Elmer Gertz, Eli's Cheesecake founder Eli Shulman, and comedian Shelley Berman. Many of the selected images come from the author's extensive collection. This book will bring back memories for those who lived there and retell the story of Jewish life on the West Side for those who did not. No matter where the scattered Jews of Chicago live now, many can trace their roots to this "Jerusalem of Chicago." (via: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738560151/Chicagos-Jewish-West-Side)
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English
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100738560154
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A Certain Sadness: Poems to Another Woman

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zine, cotovsky ethel
Date: 
1990
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A chapbook-style collection of poems by newspaper columnist and reporter Ethel Cotovsky. Published in Oak Park. Topics include lesbianism, Judaica, love and age.
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English
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Signed by author
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Conversations with a Golden Ballerina

Catalog Number: 
Book, Conversations with a Golden Ballerina
Date: 
2001
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A comic novel about a divorced architect who continually dates younger women. He brings himself out of his romantic slump by taking on a project building an invisible wall around Chicago (a symbolic Jewish Eruv).
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English
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A portion of this novel originally appeared as the short story "The Kisses of Fabricant" in Chicago Magazine and in "The Lawyer's Chambers and Other Stories." Also, handwritten note appears inside front cover.
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0964195739

The Lowercase Jew

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b.7
Date: 
2003
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1st ed
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A collection on poems on Judaism and related themes.<br />
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eng
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0-8101-5152-9

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