Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest

For over 35 years, JHSUM has collected and preserved stories of the Jewish people of the Upper Midwest. JHSUM is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Donations made to JHSUM are tax-deductible. If you need our EIN or further information, please email us at [email protected]

Operating as usual

03/06/2024

Update: This event has been rescheduled for April 11th, 7pm.

White Bear Lake Area Historical Society Presents: "Sophie Wirth, the Camp That's Near the Lake" with Laura Weber co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest on Thursday, April 11th, , 7 pm at White Bear Lake Armory.

More info at https://whitebearhistory.org/.../sophie-wirth-the-camp.../

02/12/2024

Save the Date! Join us on Sunday, September 8 for JHSUM's 40th Anniversary featuring Congressman Jamie Raskin and a panel discussion on Jews in Public Office. More details coming soon including a VIP reception and sponsorship opportunities.

12/26/2023

Your support of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest allows us to continue to pursue our mission of promoting the vitality and continuity of Jewish culture in the Upper Midwest through preservation, interpretation, and education. Please visit: www.jhsum.org/donate to support us and give before the year's end.
Wishing you and your families a healthy and peaceful 2024.

Pictured: Berman Family, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1957. Courtesy of the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.

12/14/2023

Do you remember Sharei Shomoyim?

If you remember the Sharei Shomoyim Congregation that was located at 675 Holly Avenue in St. Paul in the mid-20th century, JHSUM wants to hear from you. Please reach out to us at [email protected] or call 952-381-3360.

12/07/2023

Join us tomorrow for a film showing, latke party, and exhibit reveal!

11/28/2023

Another exciting event with Sholom! Come check out the new exhibit at Bentson Family Assisted Living and nosh on some latkes as we watch the short format film DELIcious History.

11/16/2023

Today is Give to the Max Day. Thanks to the Heilicher Family Foundation all donations received today will be doubled up to $5000. There's never been a better time to join or renew your membership.

11/14/2023

Your gift to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest will be doubled if you make it today through November 16. The Heilicher Foundation is matching gifts dollar for dollar during Give to the Max. Donate at https://www.givemn.org/organization/Jhsum

11/07/2023

We have a matching grant for Give to the Max Day! Thanks to the Heilicher Family Foundation, all donations received now through November 16, 2023, will be doubled up to $5,000.​ We encourage supporters and friends of JHSUM to make a tax-deductible donation to JHSUM to help us meet this match. Thank you for your support!

Donate at https://www.givemn.org/organization/Jhsum

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: How Did Your Family End Up In Minnesota? Presented During JHSUM Annual Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 10/22/2023

Today at 1 p.m.- How Did Your Family End Up In Minnesota?

Have you ever wondered how your family found their way to the Upper Midwest? Seventy percent of immigrants entered through New York and many remained there. Susan Weinberg, will talk about the unusual program which scattered Jews across the Central United States, laying the groundwork for many of today's Jewish communities. Learn how to discover if your family was among them! Susan Weinberg is the President of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society and a JHSUM Board Member. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_asPG3U9YS7y_WMiE-VExfw?

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: How Did Your Family End Up In Minnesota? Presented During JHSUM Annual Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. Have you ever wondered how your family found their way to the Upper Midwest? Seventy percent of immigrants entered through New York and many remained there. Susan Weinberg, will talk about the unusual program which scattered Jews across the Central United States, laying the groundwork for many of to...

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: How Did Your Family End Up In Minnesota? Presented During JHSUM Annual Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 10/19/2023

This Sunday at 1 pm CST on Zoom: How Did Your Family End Up In Minnesota?

Have you ever wondered how your family found their way to the Upper Midwest? Seventy percent of immigrants entered through New York and many remained there. Susan Weinberg, will talk about the unusual program which scattered Jews across the Central United States, laying the groundwork for many of today's Jewish communities. Learn how to discover if your family was among them! Susan Weinberg is the President of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society and a JHSUM Board Member.

Register today at

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: How Did Your Family End Up In Minnesota? Presented During JHSUM Annual Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. Have you ever wondered how your family found their way to the Upper Midwest? Seventy percent of immigrants entered through New York and many remained there. Susan Weinberg, will talk about the unusual program which scattered Jews across the Central United States, laying the groundwork for many of to...

10/18/2023

Tomorrow: The Cost of Free Land Book Talk 7 pm at the Minnesota History Center.

Join award-winning journalist Rebecca Clarren for a talk on her new book "The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance," followed by a panel discussion with Cris Stainbrook of the Indian Land Tenure Foundation and Robin Doroshow of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

10/16/2023

How Did Your Family End Up In Minnesota?
Presented during the JHSUM Annual Meeting this Sunday, October 22 at 1 PM

Have you ever wondered how your family found their way to the Upper Midwest? Seventy percent of immigrants entered through New York and many remained there. Susan Weinberg, will talk about the unusual program which scattered Jews across the Central United States, laying the groundwork for many of today's Jewish communities. Learn how to discover if your family was among them! Susan Weinberg is the President of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society and a JHSUM Board Member.

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_asPG3U9YS7y_WMiE-VExfw #/registration

10/11/2023

Hope to see you tomorrow at Knollwood Place Apartments!

"It Happened Right Here" at Knollwood Place Apartments and Shaller Family Sholom East. Presented by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

10/03/2023

"It Happened Right Here" at Knollwood Place Apartments and Shaller Family Sholom East. Presented by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

09/08/2023

Exhibit opening: Symbolic Significance- Tracing the History of Jewish High Holidays and the First Day of School

Join us on Sept. 11 at Elmer L. Andersen Library to celebrate the new exhibit Symbolic Significance: Tracing the History of Jewish High Holidays and the First Day of School. Curated by Kate Dietrick, Archivist for the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, this will be an opportunity for an engaging conversation around the topics and documents brought to light. The program will include a panel conversation with Natan Paradise, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies; Riv-Ellen Prell, Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota; Benjie Kaplan, Director, Hillel; and Steve Hunegs, Director, Jewish Community Relations Council. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest

Register at https://www.continuum.umn.edu/event/exhibit-opening-symbolic-significance/

Check out TC Jewfolk's coverage of this exhibit at https://tcjewfolk.com/2023/08/29/new-exhibit-tackles-history-of-high-holiday-school-start-conflicts/

08/13/2023

Location change for today's South Side Shtetl Pop Up

08/11/2023

South Side Shtetl Pop Up- This Sunday! Please note location change: To best support our artists given the very likely rain this evening, Southside Shtetl is moving indoors, 5 blocks down 31st St, to Walker Church on 31st and 16th.

08/11/2023

In early 2020, an article that ran in the Fargo Forum was brought to the attention of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. The American cemetery at Margraten, Netherlands, was seeking photos of soldiers who came from this region. Two names in particular, H***n Phillips and Isadore Wolstein, piqued our interest and JHSUM put the word out asking for information on these men in our Spring, 2020 Generations newsletter.

A photo of H***n Phillips was located in the 1937 North High yearbook. A search of that yearbook and others led us to understand that no senior photo of Isadore Wolstein existed as he was already in the service.

A bit of research yielded some information on Mr. Wolstein. He was the son of Max and Mary, and the brother of Harold and Marjorie. According to census records, the family resided at 404-406 Emerson Avenue North, and later moved to 1506 Vincent Avenue North, following the patterns of Jewish migration within the North side.

Wolstein, a ball turret gunner in the 486th Bomber Group, Heavy, 833rd Bomber Squadron, was missing in action and later declared dead on December 6, 1944.

Both H***n Phillips and Isadore Wolstein received Air Medal and Purple Heart posthumously.

Pictured: Corporal Isadore Wolstein

06/30/2023

Honoring Harry Lerner
Thursday, July 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Sumner Library

Learn about Harry Lerner – 90 years old, born and raised in North Minneapolis, childhood patron of Sumner Library, a graduate of North High School, and founder of Lerner Publishing Group, one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers. See the new exhibit at Sumner Library and join us for a reception in his honor. Register at https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/649cbd896d11062800b7ef08

Publishing Your Family Story | mnjgs 06/23/2023

Publishing Your Family Story
Sunday, June 25 1:00-2:30 PM CST via Zoom
Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society Event

Why do we do family research? For many of us, it is to pass the story on to the next generation. How do you share it and where to begin? Join us when Andy Grachuk, a master book designer, talks about publishing a book of family history.

Publishing Your Family Story | mnjgs Why do we do family research? For many of us, it is to pass the story on to the next generation. How do you share it and where to begin? Join us when Andy Grachuk, a master book designer, talks about publishing a book of family history.

05/25/2023

Last call! The caterers need numbers so they can prepare for Shabbat dinner. Get your tickets today!

05/18/2023

Have you purchased your tickets yet? Join us for an unforgettable evening full of fun for the whole family.

Shabbat Dinner and An American Tail at Children's Theatre Company
Friday, June 2nd 5:30 PM
$75 adult/ $55 child: ticket price includes dinner and play
The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest has the pleasure of teaming up with the Children's Theater Company as they launch the world premiere of An American Tail the Musical.

Get your tickets at https://my.childrenstheatre.org/12320/12478?promo=SHABBAT

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About JHSUM

For over 30 years, JHSUM has been gathering and presenting the stories of the Jewish people in the Upper Midwest. JHSUM invites you to explore our programs, exhibits and collections, encompassing Jewish history of Minnesota, the Dakotas, Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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