Book Discussion with Dr. Leon Chameides, Author of Two New Books
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT
Dr. Leon Chameides has taken on a new role in his retirement — author. He has recently published two books and will be discussing them at a special program on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at The Emanuel Synagogue. Strangers in Many Lands traces his family back to 1790 and discusses the experiences of each generation, including his own experiences during World War II. Using genealogic tables, photographs, maps and copies of documents, it denotes the trials of modern Jewish history by following the trials of one Jewish family.
The second book, On the Edge of the Abyss, is a collection of essays written by his father, who was Rabbi of the Katowice Jewish community between 1932 and 1936. He found these essays in a community newspaper, 118 issues of which have been preserved in a library in Poland. Dr. Chameides translated the essays from the original Polish and German, annotated them and grouped them by topic. They consist of discussions of biblical texts, Jewish historical events and current events.
Dr. Leon Chameides was born in Poland, and, as a child, was hidden in a Ukrainian Greek Catholic Monastery. He came to the United States in 1949 and received his high school, college and post-graduate education at Yeshiva University, and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1967, he and his wife, Jean, arrived in Hartford. Dr. Chameides was the founding Chair of Pediatric Cardiology at Hartford Hospital and then Connecticut Children’s Hospital and was Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Please contact the Society at (860)-727-6171 for further information.
The Downtown Hartford Experience, 1930s - 1960s
In its heyday, Hartford's downtown area was "The" place to go for shopping, dining and entertainment. From large department stores such as G. Fox & Co. to smaller establishments such as the Gloria Gay Dress Shop, this exhibit will include historic photos from the Society's archives and the Hartford History Center, along with memories from the Society's oral histories. Co-sponsored by the Hartford History Center of the Hartford Public Library. Do you have any photos of a downtown Hartford business you can share for the exhibit? Please contact us at #860-727-6171.
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To view the recent Hartford Courant review of the tour click here.In the meantime, please enjoy this short documentary video on the history of the Jewish community in Hartford:
A Journey Tour through Russia, sponsored by the JHSGH and led by Professor Sam Kassow.
July 21 - August 1, 2013
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