Meet the Jews around the US

In honor of the 4th of July, meet Jews across America celebrating the diversity of Jewish life throughout this great nation.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

American Jews (illustration)
American Jews (illustration)
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Blair Braverman, the second Jewish woman to complete the Iditarod, joined us at our Chicago live show with her dog, Flame, to tell us about how a Jewish girl from California becomes a dog sledding phenom.

Stanford M. Adelstein, a former State Senator from South Dakota and the subject of the new book "The Question Is 'Why?': A Jewish Life in South Dakota", tells us how Jews got to South Dakota, and how Jewish life there has changed in his 87 years.

Melissa Untereker, an lawyer with Frontera Immigration Law in El Paso, Texas, explains how Judaism informs her work, and how local religious groups are stepping up to help refugees.

Rabbi Neil Amswych of Temple Beth Shalom in Santa Fe tells us about how an English rabbi came to helm a New Mexico synagogue, and what makes his adopted community so special.

Josh Furman, a historian at Rice University who runs the university's Houston Jewish History Archive, talks to us about preserving Jewish items in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and his favorite item in the collection.




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