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Online Exhibit Features Voices of People Who Grew Up in Boston Area's Jewish Neighborhoods

22 May 2024 3:26 PM | Anonymous

May is Jewish American Heritage Month and an online exhibit is sharing the voices from Jewish neighborhoods in and around Boston.

“We want people to understand the contributions that Jewish Americans have made to our immediate neighborhoods and to our larger community and country,” said Rachel King, executive director of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at American Ancestors.

The Jewish Heritage Center has an extensive archive of historical photos and documents, but volunteers have now interviewed people who grew up in Jewish neighborhoods in Chelsea, Lynn, Dorchester and Roxbury.

Sara Lee Callahan, who grew up in Chelsea in the 1940s, said the Jewish Neighborhood Voices exhibithelps people understand the history of the neighborhoods that may not be apparent today.

“Except for Native Americans, none of us came from here. We all came from different parts of the world,” Callahan said.

Herb Selesnick helped conduct interviews and said he found commonalities in the stories that he hopes can help unite people.

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